It seems that the story of a teenager from Chandigarh who landed a high-paying job with Google might not be true after all. “Currently, we don’t have any information on our records with respect to Harshit Sharma’s candidacy,” Google reportedly said in a statement after the story of Harshit Sharma, who reportedly was selected as a graphic designer with Google with a salary post-training salary of Rs 12 lakh a month, started going viral.
According to an Indian Express report, the 16-year-old had earlier said the job was a “dream come true” and his hard work had paid off.
Harshit Sharma, a student of Class XII (IT stream) of Government Model Senior Secondary School in Chandigarh, had claimed that he got selected after submitting his posters through a “Google link”. He had ‘revealed’ that he was supposed to get training in graphic designing with a monthly stipend of Rs 4 lakh after which the pay was supposed to go up to Rs 12 lakh a month.
Google incidentally does not recruit from schools anywhere in the world. The boy, who claimed to have been secretly trained by his uncle, was supposed to leave for California on August 7.
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“I never expected to get selected for Google. Since the age of 10, I used to do graphic design as I was inspired and trained by my uncle. Slowly, it became my passion and I always aimed for a job in Google. Whatever I am is because of my uncle and I owe my selection to him,” Harshit had reportedly told The Indian Express.