CEO has question for interviewees that reveals an instant red flag if they try to answer it

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By James Kay

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A CEO has a question for interviewees that he knows they won't be able to answer - and it's really rubbing people up the wrong way.

Jefferson K Rogers, the CEO and founder of window installation company JKR Windows, has taken to TikTok to share what he believes are tips for success where job interviews are concerned.

The businessman turned influencer has revealed that he will ask potential employees a trick question and see how they react to it.

If they do try to answer it, it will demonstrate to him that they are not the sort of person he wants working at his company.

The CEO claims that " [This is] the easiest way to decide whether or not you're gonna be a fit for [his] company".

The boss tells his followers that "I'm gonna ask you something that I know you don't know the answer to.

"If you're gonna try and elaborate on some very intelligent answer that you know nothing about, it gives me a pretty good idea about what kind of personality you have and how open you're gonna be and how coachable you're gonna be".

Annoyingly, Rogers doesn't actually tell us what the trick question is - though I guess that saves him having to think up a new one before his next round of interviews.

However, if you find yourself in an interview with the TikToker himself and are unsure how to answer the question, he has already given us an example.

Here's how to respond, according to Rogers: "I don't know anything about that right now. But it sounds really interesting to me and I promise you I'm gonna come in here and give it my all. I'm gonna be coachable, I'm gonna absorb as much as possible so I can add as much value to you and the team as I possibly can."

Whilst he is using this method to seek out red flags in interviews, if the comments are anything to go by, it appears that asking this sort of question is a red flag to any potential employees of his too.

One user commented: "It’s also a good indicator of a toxic boss" and a second says: "Asking me that question tells me you like to play games [and] i don't have time for that".

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A third user added: "This also says a lot about your leadership skills" and a fourth concluded: "Yeah I don't wanna work for closed minded owners that think they have the only correct answer to something".

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What do you guys think? Is Rogers' method a reasonable one? Or do you side with the majority of the commenters on this? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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CEO has question for interviewees that reveals an instant red flag if they try to answer it

vt-author-image

By James Kay

Article saved!Article saved!

A CEO has a question for interviewees that he knows they won't be able to answer - and it's really rubbing people up the wrong way.

Jefferson K Rogers, the CEO and founder of window installation company JKR Windows, has taken to TikTok to share what he believes are tips for success where job interviews are concerned.

The businessman turned influencer has revealed that he will ask potential employees a trick question and see how they react to it.

If they do try to answer it, it will demonstrate to him that they are not the sort of person he wants working at his company.

The CEO claims that " [This is] the easiest way to decide whether or not you're gonna be a fit for [his] company".

The boss tells his followers that "I'm gonna ask you something that I know you don't know the answer to.

"If you're gonna try and elaborate on some very intelligent answer that you know nothing about, it gives me a pretty good idea about what kind of personality you have and how open you're gonna be and how coachable you're gonna be".

Annoyingly, Rogers doesn't actually tell us what the trick question is - though I guess that saves him having to think up a new one before his next round of interviews.

However, if you find yourself in an interview with the TikToker himself and are unsure how to answer the question, he has already given us an example.

Here's how to respond, according to Rogers: "I don't know anything about that right now. But it sounds really interesting to me and I promise you I'm gonna come in here and give it my all. I'm gonna be coachable, I'm gonna absorb as much as possible so I can add as much value to you and the team as I possibly can."

Whilst he is using this method to seek out red flags in interviews, if the comments are anything to go by, it appears that asking this sort of question is a red flag to any potential employees of his too.

One user commented: "It’s also a good indicator of a toxic boss" and a second says: "Asking me that question tells me you like to play games [and] i don't have time for that".

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A third user added: "This also says a lot about your leadership skills" and a fourth concluded: "Yeah I don't wanna work for closed minded owners that think they have the only correct answer to something".

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What do you guys think? Is Rogers' method a reasonable one? Or do you side with the majority of the commenters on this? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Featured image credit: ronstik / Alamy