We’ve all been there: starting a job application and giving up halfway through. Maybe we realized we weren’t as qualified as we thought we were when we started. But more likely, the application process just wasn’t engaging and didn’t allow us to showcase our strengths—so we decided not to waste our time.
Even Steve Jobs felt this frustration. A job application he submitted to an unnamed company in 1973 (three years before the birth of Apple) recently sold at auction for an eye-watering $174,000—despite seeming like it’d been completed (or rather, not completed) in