When we were kids we all had big dreams of what we would grow up to be. Those dreams may have consisted of being a teacher, firefighter, ballerina, or a doctor. For 7-year-old Chloe Bridgewater from Hereford, United Kingdom, she already knew the exact company she wanted to work for and prepared a handwritten letter to tell them all about herself.
When Chloe asked her father what his dream job would have been if he weren’t selling refrigerator parts, he responded that he would love to work for Google, especially in their headquarters. Andy showed his young daughter photos of the space in Silicon Valley, and once Chloe saw the beanbags, slides, and go-karts, she knew Google headquarters was the perfect place for her when she got older.
So what did Chloe do to make sure she got a spot at Google headquarters? With the help of her father, Chloe wrote her own application to get a job at Google. Her handwritten job application was only her second letter she’s ever sent–her first being to Santa Claus, of course. Not only did little Chloe get an actual response; the CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai, wrote her back personally, letting her know that when she was older and finished school, he would be awaiting her new application.
Chloe’s adorable letter read: “Dear Google boss, 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 … 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 … 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.”
Chloe’s father was in shock when he received a reply from Google CEO Pichai. His response to Chloe’s job application read: “Thank you so much for your letter. I’m glad you like computers and robots and hope 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 in the Olympics. I look forward to receiving your job application when you are finished with school! All best to you and your family.”
Social media users praised Chloe for her determination to get a job at Google. They were in awe of her motivation at such a young age. Since Chloe’s father posted his story and Pichai’s response, it’s been liked more than 94,000 times on his LinkedIn page. Once Chloe graduates from college, she’ll hopefully be getting a call from Google.