Google chief’s response to seven-year-old job applicant shows the power of simple deeds – StartupSmart

Sundar Pichai

While running a global empire, Google chief executive Sundar Pichai took a few minutes to write a letter to one of the tech giant’s youngest job applicants this month.

After seven-year-old Chloe Bridgewater sent a handwritten letter to the “google boss” expressing her interest in working for the company because of her love of beanbags and computers, Pichai’s response left her and father Andy Bridgewater incredibly excited.

“To say she is delighted after receiving this letter signed by Sundar Pichai himself is an understatement,” Bridgewater wrote on LinkedIn.

“She is now even more eager to do well at school and work for Google.”

In the initial letter to Pichai, published by Business Insider, Chloe explained why she wants to work for Google:

“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 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 … My dad told me to give you a application to get a job in google. I don’t really know what one of them is but he said a letter will do for now.”

Pichai’s response, which Bridgewater shared on LinkedIn, has tugged at the heartstrings of more than 100,000 people, with over 3000 comments praising the simple deed.

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“I’m glad that you like computers and robots, and hope that you will continue to learn about technology,” wrote Pichai, who told Chloe she would be able to “accomplish everything you set your mind to”.

“I look forward to receiving your job application when you are finished with school!”

Google chief letter to 7-year-old - LinkedIn image
Source: Andy Bridgewater’s LinkedIn post

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