Handwritten notes are a lost art these days, but not for 7-year-old Chloe Bridgewater. The Hereford, England, resident surprised the internet by bravely penning a letter to Google asking for a job.
Chloe didn't even bother going through HR. She went straight to the top.
"Dear Google Boss" the letter starts.
She introduces who she is and why she's writing: "My name is Chloe and when I am bigger I would like a job with Google." (She also says she wants to work in a chocolate factory and swim in the Olympics—watch out, world, this girl has serious ambition.)
Chloe then shows that a great letter explains why one wants a job. Her reason? "My dad said I can sit on bean bags and go down slides and ride go-karts in a job in Google."
She even includes the reason she is a great candidate for Google—more specifically, her interest in computers and her tablet. She's also very good in class and good at spelling, reading and sums, as her teachers can vouch for. (Girlfriend already has her references!)
Chloe ends the letter thanking the Google boss, "Thank you for reading my letter. I have only ever sent one other and that was to Father Christmas. Goodbye."
Read her full letter. It's charisma-packed and she has a great sense of humor!
Unlike many Google applicants, Chloe received a response ... directly from Google CEO Sundar Pichai.
"To say she is delighted after receiving this letter signed by Sundar Pichai himself is an understatement," writes Chloe's father, Andy Bridgewater, on LinkedIn. "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!"
Bridgewater told Business Insider the letter was a much-needed confidence booster for Chloe since a car accident a few years ago. Now, she's even more driven to work for Google and even hopes to get in by talking to the media and going on TV. Her dad is trying to steer her back to her studies and developing her skills.
We believe in you, Chloe! Go be the first Google-employed, Olympic-swimming, chocolatier extraordinaire!
Photographs by: Andy Bridgewater