20 Febrero 2017 16:46
A few weeks ago, seven-year-old Chloe Bridgewater was chatting to her dad, Andy, about his job as a sales manager for refrigerator parts. She asked him if he ever wished he had a different job.
Andy replied that it would be great to work for Google.
Google CEO replies to 7-year-old girl who applied for a job
That was enough to make Chloe want to work there too, so her father suggested she write to the tech giant to ask them for a job. Andy and Chloe wrote the letter together and sent it to the 'Google boss'. All Chloe had to do next was sit back and wait.
A few days later, she received a letter from the CEO of Google himself: Sundar Pichai.
Pichai, for obvious reasons, couldn't very well hire a seven-year-old girl. But instead of simply turning her down, he suggested that she get back in touch when she finished school. He also encouraged her to keep working hard and to follow her dreams:
'You can accomplish everything you set your mind to... I look forward to receiving your job application when you are finished with school!'
In Chloe's disarmingly honest letter she admitted that 'My dad told me to give you an application to get a job... I don't really know what one of them is but he said a letter will do for now.' She also wasn't shy about singing her own praises – a quality that should stand her in good stead for future interviews. 'My teachers tell my mum and dad I am very good in class and am good at spelling and reading and my sums... My dad gave me a game where I have to move a robot up and down squares. He said it will be good for me to learn about computers.'
She also confessed that in addition to working for Google, she'd like to work in a chocolate factory and as an Olympic swimmer.
Andy assured that neither he, nor anyone in his family, had any connection with Google, and so they didn't really expect to get a reply, especially not from Pichai himself.
And, as Andy explained when he posted Pichai's reply on LinkedIn, 'Chloe is now even more eager to do well at school and work at Google.'
Proof that although the letter didn't land Chloe a job, it gave her something even more valuable: the confidence to believe that she can achieve anything she sets out to.