A 7-Year-Old Applies for a Job at Google and Receives a Personal Response from the CEO

To land your dream job these days you need to jump through endless hoops: networking at events, connecting with the right people on LinkedIn, constant revisions of the CV, even a bit of luck. However, for 7-year-old Chloe Bridgewater, she went with the old fashioned approach of writing a letter to the ‘boss’ of her dreamjob at Google.

According to her letter to ‘Google boss’, when she is bigger she would like to work for Google, as well as working in a chocolate factory and ‘do swimming in the Olympics’.

Here’s her letter:

Image: Andy Bridgewater

An extremely well written and cute letter sent off to Google by Chloe’s dad Andy. But imagine her (and her dad’s) surprise and excitement when she received an official response from the CEO of Google Sundar Pichai where he thanked her for the letter and encouraged her to follow her dreams. He even signed off by saying ‘I look forward to receiving your job application when you are finished with school! 🙂 ”

The response from Pichai was posted by Chloe’s father on Twitter and LinkedIn, sending the story viral.

Image: Andy Bridgewater

In the viral LinkedIn post Andy explains the response from Google has provided Chloe with the much needed confidence-boost ‘after being knocked down by a car a couple of years ago’.

According to Andy, Chloe’s fascination with Google began when she asked him what he would like to do as a job he wasn’t a Salesman. He told her about how infamously cool working for Google is and showed her some of the pictures of their head-office in Silicon Valley in California. As soon as she saw the bean bags, slides and go-karts it was clear that Google was the place for Chloe.

Andy finished his LinkedIn post with, “She is now even more eager to do well at school and work for Google. Can’t thank such a busy person enough to take time out to make a little girl’s dream become one step closer, although not sure she’s fully aware that it’ll take more than riding go karts and sleeping in pods to make it with Google!”

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