How Sundar Pichai responded when a seven-year-old girl asked Google for a job

"My name is Chloe and when I am bigger I would like a job with Google"


News Desk February 16, 2017
Google CEO Sundar Pichai gestures as he addresses a news conference in New Delhi, India December 16, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

Children nowadays dream of being many things - from president to astronaut. Seven-year-old Chloe Bridgewater, however, wants to work at tech industry giant, Google. Something she made clear in a letter she sent to 'Google Boss', Sundar Pichai.

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The letter in which she asks Pichai for a job, was first shared on Business Insider by Chloe's father Andy Bridgewater. It outlines her skills - "my teachers tell my mum and dad I am very good in class, and am good at my spelling and reading and sums."

Seven year old Chloe wrote a letter to Google's CEO expressing interest in a job at the tech company. PHOTO: ANDY BRIDGEWATER Seven-year-old Chloe wrote a letter to Google's CEO expressing interest in a job at the tech company. PHOTO: ANDY BRIDGEWATER

The letter further expresses Chloe's interest in working at Google's head office which boasts bean bags, slides and go karts for their employees. Her other professional aspirations include wanting to work in a chocolate factory and swimming in the Olympics.

The best part about the letter? A personal response from Google CEO, Pichai.

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Chloe's father shared a picture of the letter she received on LinkedIn. In the letter Pichai encourages Chloe to follow her dreams and keep working hard.

"I'm glad that you like computers and robots, and hope that you continue to learn about technology," the Google CEO wrote.

"I think if you keep working hard and following your dreams, you can accomplish everything you set your mind to – from working at Google to swimming in the Olympics."

"I look forward to receiving your job application when you are finished with school."

Google CEO Sundar Pichai wrote a personal reply to Chloe's job application. PHOTO: ANDY BRIDGEWATER Google CEO Sundar Pichai wrote a personal reply to Chloe's job application. PHOTO: ANDY BRIDGEWATER

In his LinkedIn post, Chloe's father said the young girl is "delighted after receiving this letter signed by Sundar Pichai himself".

Chloe had lost a great deal of confidence after being "knocked down" by a car a few years back and Andy says the letter has restored her confidence and "she is now even more eager to do well at school and work for Google"

This article first appeared in Business Insider.

COMMENTS (2)

Warinder Singh | 4 years ago | Reply @Ilyas: Ok, name one....
Ilyas | 4 years ago | Reply Who cares ? Why not focus on a Pakistani CEO ?
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