Seven year old girl asks Google for a job - and gets the best response

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She may only be seven years old, but Chloe Bridgewater already knows what she wants to do for her future career – and she’s got her eye on the top prize.

After hearing from her dad about the infamous job perks on offer at Google, the “entrepreneurial” schoolgirl decided to get the ball rolling on her application – though she admits she’s not really sure what that is.

Instead, she decided to put pen to paper and send a prospective letter (below) to the tech company’s CEO.

“Dear Google boss,” the letter begins. “When I am bigger I would like a job at Google… My dad said I can sit on bean bags and go down slides and ride go karts in a job in Google. I like computers too and have a tablet I play games on.”

Like any smart job applicant, she then continued to list the reasons why she was the one for the job: “My teachers tell my mum and dad I am very good in class and am good at my spelling and reading and my sums. My dad told me if I carry on being good and learning then one day I will be able to have a job at Google.”

And of course, she made it clear that she had other options available too, adding, “I also want to work in a chocolate factory and do swimming at the Olympics”.

Brilliantly, the young girl was then rewarded for her efforts with a letter from Google’s CEO himself, Sundar Pichai, with her dad, Andy Bridgewater, telling she was “absolutely delighted and jumping for joy” to have received a response.

In a typed letter, the 44-year-old told Chloe, “I'm glad that you like computers and robots, and hope that you will continue to learn about technology.

"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 at the Olympics.”

He signed off with "I look forward to receiving your job application when you are finished with school! :)”

The letter delighted Chloe and her family, with her dad telling BBC News, “We were gobsmacked… She's got a great entrepreneurial spirit. Ever since nursery, she's always been told in school reports she's bright, hard-working and polite - we're very proud of her and her younger sister [Hollie, five] is similar.”

He added that Chloe has already shown a keen eye for business, volunteering to clean the kitchen in return for 20p payment each time.

And he also said the letter had been a great boost for his daughter, whose confidence had been knocked after she was sadly hit by a car a few years ago.

“To say she is delighted after receiving this letter signed by Sundar Pichai himself is an understatement," he wrote in a LinkedIn post.

"Can't thank such a busy person enough to take time out to make a little girl's dream become one step closer."


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Sarah Biddlecombe

Sarah Biddlecombe is an award-winning journalist and Digital Commissioning Editor at Stylist. Follow her on Twitter