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Google CEO Sundar Pichai responds to job application by a 7-year-old

A 7-year-old girl asks for a job at Google in this handwritten letter. Photograph: (WION)

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 16, 2017, 09.53 AM (IST)

Google CEO Sundar Pichai has won many hearts by replying to a letter sent by a 7-year-old girl asking for a job at Google. Chloe Bridgewater, in a handwritten letter to the “Google boss”, mentioned her interests and some adorable reasons she thought could get her a job at Google.

“My dad said I can sit on bean bags, go down slides and ride go karts in a job in Google. I like computers too and have a tablet I play games on,” she scribbled in the letter, which was shared by her father Andy Bridgewater in a LinkedIn post.

Here’s the full letter addressed to Sundar Pichai:

7-year-old writes a handwritten letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai. (WION)


In what came as an unexpected move, Sundar Pichai replied to the girl with encouraging words and suggested her to formally apply for a job at Google when she grows up.

"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. I think that if you keep working hard and following your dreams, you can accomplish everything that you set your mind to - from working at Google to swimming in the Olympics. I look forward to receiving your job application when you are finished with school! :) All the best to you and your family,” responded Pichai.

The full letter from Pichai is embedded below:

Google CEO Sundar Pichai's reply to a job application filed by a 7-year-old. (WION)


Both the letters were later shared by the girl’s father in LinkedIn posts [1][2]. In one of the posts, her father explained as to what intrigued Chloe in working with Google and how the reply from Pichai boosted her confidence.

“After seeing images of Google offices with their bean bags, go karts and slides, my 7 year old daughter decided to write to Google to see if they would give her a job. She lost a great deal of confidence after being knocked down by a car a couple of years ago. However, to say she is delighted after receiving this letter signed by Sundar Pichai himself is an understatement. 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!,” wrote the girl’s father.


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