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CEO has question for interviewees that is an instant red flag if they try and answer it

Ali Condon

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CEO has question for interviewees that is an instant red flag if they try and answer it

A CEO has revealed that he asks potential employees a question he knows they won't be able to answer during job interviews.

Jefferson K Rogers, the CEO and Founder of US window installation company JKR Windows regularly shares his top tips on success and 'the grind', as it were, to TikTok.

In one of his 60 second advice segments, the bossman revealed that he regularly tries to catch out interviewees with a trick question to see if they really have what it takes to join his company:


We've all seen those insane interview questions that the higher-ups in major companies like to ask interviewees to try and catch them out. But, to be fair, they do usually come with a correct answer.

That is now the case if you want Jefferson K Rodgers as a boss.

Jefferson insists that his trick is 'the easiest way to decide whether or not you're gonna be a fit for [his] company'.

The CEO tells his followers that if you land an interview with him: "I'm gonna ask you something that I know you don't know the answer to."

Unfortunately, Jefferson doesn't give the trick question away - though I suppose that would sort of ruin the whole idea behind his weird interview technique - but he does explain his reasoning, at least.

"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."

Credit: YouTube/Jefferson K Rodgers
Credit: YouTube/Jefferson K Rodgers

Whatever the impossible question is, apparently the correct answer is something along the lines of: "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."

As proud as Jefferson was of his red-flag-finding trick, the people of TikTok weren't too impressed.

"The fact that the person was set up to see if they failed shows what type of boss you'll be in the long run," commented one viewer.

"Seems like it could go either way," added a second. "Personally, I give someone credit for trying to find the answer. Shows problem solving and willingness."

Another wrote: "Geeez... I wouldn't want to work for you."

It looks like this guy may have just found a way less complicated way to weed out the people who aren't right for his company.

Featured Image Credit: @jeffersonkrogers/ Tero Vesalainen / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: Viral, News, World News, TikTok

Ali Condon
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