In the course of an interview it always comes up at some point: the question of weaknesses.

Sometimes very direct, but more and more often camouflaged.

Many applicants fear this question.

It is not intended to show off a job candidate.

“HR managers want to find out in the interview what someone can do - but also what they can't,” explains application coach Jürgen Hesse. Ultimately, this is the only way to determine whether a job candidate is the right one for the vacancy and whether it fits into the team. Applicants should have an answer to the question about their weaknesses. Simply saying that you don't have one is a mistake. From personal characteristics to mistakes in the application letter: How to deal confidently with your deficits.