Google's CEO replied to a 7-year-old who asked him for a job

Charlie Benson
Content Marketing Executive

Chloe, a 7-year-old who lives in Hereford, has big career aspirations. She recently wrote to Google explaining “when I am bigger I would like a job with google”.

In an ambitious and inspirational letter, addressed to “google boss”, Chloe writes that she would also like to work in a chocolate factory and swim at the Olympics in future.

She says working at Google appeals to her because, were she an employee, she could “sit on bean bags and go down slides and ride go karts”. She adds, “I also like computers too” and says she is doing very well in school.  



Here’s Chloe’s letter:


Credit: Andy Bridgewater / LinkedIn


Though Chloe acknowledges she doesn’t really know what a job application is, her dad Andy Bridgewater, who shared the story via LinkedIn, told her “a letter will do for now”.


And it certainly worked. Chloe received a letter from the CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai.

Pichai thanked Chloe for her letter, saying he hopes she’ll continue to work hard and learn about technology. He adds, “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.”



Here’s Pichai’s reply to Chloe:


Credit: Andy Bridgewater / LinkedIn

In a post to LinkedIn, Andy said Chloe is over the moon about getting a reply to her letter, especially as she “lost a great deal of confidence after being knocked down by a car a couple of years ago”.

Now, Chloe is “even more eager to do well at school and work for Google”.

He also praised Sundar Pichai for his response: “to say she is delighted after receiving this letter signed by Sundar Pichai himself is an understatement… can’t thank such a busy person enough to take time out to make a little girl’s dream become one step closer”. 


A good reminder that there's no such thing as aiming too high. And it's never 'too soon' or 'too late' to pursue your dreams.



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