Why do Interviewers care so much about Algorithm and Data Structures?
Data Structures and Algorithms are one of the most important skills that every computer science student must-have.
It is often seen that people with good knowledge of these technologies are better programmers than others.
These skills not only help a student in getting a highly-paid job but helps him to sustain in this ever-growing software industry.
1 Data Structures reflects the problem-solving ability of the candidate, either he can solve the problem or he can’t.
2 -Questions based on Data Structures and Algorithms can be scaled up or down according to the knowledge level of the candidate.
-This means that a variety of candidates can be tested using roughly the same problems.
3 Data structures and algorithms are used to test the analytical thinking of the candidate, how he inculcates the best algorithm that fits into the given case.
4 Data Structures and Algorithms are the fundamentals of Software Development.
-They remain the same no matter what new technology is used and that puts the focus on the problem rather than the technology in the interview process.
1. Problem Solving Ability
2. Scale up and down problems
3. Analytical Thinking
4. Fundamentals of Software