You’re never too young to go after what you want – just ask Chloe Bridgewater.
A few weeks ago, the 7-year-old girl wrote a letter to Google, expressing her desire to work for the tech company when she gets older. Chloe – from Hereford, UK – sent a hand-written job application, and to her father Andy’s surprise, CEO Sundar Pichai responded.
The schoolgirl started her letter with “Dear google boss” and added: “My name is Chloe and when I am bigger I would like a job with Google. I also want to work in a chocolate factory and do swimming in the Olympics, I go swimming on Saturday and a Tuesday.” She also discussed her qualifications: “I like computers”, and offered references: “My teachers tell my mum and dad I am very good in class and am good at my spelling and reading and my sums.”
Chloe’s parents were impressed with her entrepreneurial spirit, but they weren’t the only ones. As it turns out, the little girl’s letter caught the eye of Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and he wrote her back immediately.
In a letter dated February 3, Pichai wrote, “Dear Chloe, 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 if you keep working hard and [follow] your dreams, you can accomplish everything 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!”
The 7-year-old’s proud father Andy says Chloe began “jumping up and down” after receiving the letter. He adds: “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.”