Google CEO Responds to Girl Who Wrote Looking for Job

'I look forward to receiving your job application'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 16, 2017 1:13 PM CST
Google CEO Responds to Girl Who Wrote Looking for Job
Google CEO Sundar Pichai responded to a 7-year-old girl who wrote to him asking for a job.   (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal, File)

A 7-year-old girl in England already has her foot in the door at Google after she wrote to the tech company asking for a job—and CEO Sundar Pichai responded, the BBC reports. According to Business Insider, Chloe Bridgewater enjoys robots and her Kindle Fire tablet, but she had no dreams of working at Google or any other tech company. That is until her dad showed her photos of the Google offices in Silicon Valley, specifically the campus' slides, bean bags, and go-karts, Quartz reports. Andy Bridgewater—who tells the BBC his daughter has a "great entrepreneurial spirit"—encouraged Chloe to apply, so she sent a letter beginning "Dear Google boss." Business Insider has a copy of Chloe's full letter.

Bridgewater says he and Chloe were "gobsmacked" when Pichai actually responded. Bridgewater tweeted a photo of Pichai's letter, in which he tells Chloe: "If you keep working hard and following your dreams, you can accomplish everything you set your mind to." He adds: "I look forward to receiving your job application when you are finished with school." Not a bad result for only the second letter Chloe has ever written (the first was to Santa Claus). Bridgewater says he'll be getting Chloe her own computer soon in preparation for her future gig. But if the whole Google thing doesn't pan out, she has backup plans. She told Pichai she'd also like to be an Olympic swimmer or work in a chocolate factory. (More uplifting news stories.)

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