For some time now I started thinking about switching my current job so I contacted a couple of companies that seem interesting. In just 2-3 days I got an appointment for the interviews. I have been "out of the game" for more than 2 years, when I started at my current job. I didn't expect companies being that tricky. It is supposed that Germany has a lack of qualified people in the IT(I am software engineer with +5 years experience, personal github with Open source projects, active at stackoverflow and up to date about new techs and programming languages) but the interviews were really awkward. They have only a couple of minutes to talk about my studies and work experience and then they started with the technical questions. WHAT a bunch of nonsense questions, unrelated old-fashioned topics that you may hear one day in the beginning of your studies at university. I asked them if they would ask me about things they really do on a common workday and they got "offended" by my attitude. Obviously my applications didn't work Recently I found an article that describes exactly my thoughts and feelings. https://medium.freecodecamp.com/welcome-to-the-software-interview-ee673bc5ef6 They weren't the top companies at all and the interviews were stupid, so maybe I understand why their opening jobs offers are still there after 6 months. My current job it is not the most challenging one, but who knows, I am still young(32yo), I get a good salary, my position is secure and I have enough free time so I can continue with my personal projects/life-relationships. I just wanted to find a job where I would be doing a "harder" work.