Chloe Bridgewater turns Internet sensation with her Google job application

Google CEO Sundar Pichai surprises 7-year-old British girl Chloe Bridgewater by personally responding to her hand-written job application


“Thank you so much for your letter. I’m glad that you like computers and robots, and hope that you will continue to learn about technology,” Pichai wrote back to Chloe Bridgewater. Photo: Indranil Bhoumik/Mint
“Thank you so much for your letter. I’m glad that you like computers and robots, and hope that you will continue to learn about technology,” Pichai wrote back to Chloe Bridgewater. Photo: Indranil Bhoumik/Mint

London: Google’s India-born CEO Sundar Pichai surprised a seven-year-old British girl by personally responding to her hand-written job application.

Chloe Bridgewater from the town of Hereford in England was so fascinated with her tablet and the idea of robots that she decided to apply for a job at the global tech giant.

She listed out her computer skills as well as an interest in a workplace that had bean bags and slides in her letter addressed to ‘Dear google boss’.

“Thank you so much for your letter. I’m glad that you like computers and robots, and hope that you will continue to learn about technology,” Pichai wrote back to her. “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. I look forward to receiving your job application when you are finished with school! :) All the best to you and your family,” he noted.

Chloe’s letter was shared with ‘Business Insider’ by her father Andy, who described the response as a great confidence boost. Chloe’s job application has since gone viral on the internet, with multiple agencies picking up the story.

The schoolgirl’s fascination with Google began recently when she asked her father where his ideal place to work would be. Andy currently works in sales for a refrigeration-system parts manufacturer. “And I said, ‘Oh, Google would be a nice place to work’,” he said.

When Chloe decided she wanted to work there, too, her father encouraged her to apply and “get the ball rolling”, he said. Chloe even provided references in her letter: “My teachers tell my mum and dad that I am very good in class.” “My dad told me that if I carry on being good and learning things that one day I will be able to have a job at Google.

“Thank you for reading my letter, I have only ever sent one other and that was to Father Christmas”.

Andy says his daughter now wants to find a way into the Silicon Valley-based company through going on TV and talking to the media.

“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 said. PTI

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