Landing an offer where he failed the phone screen

By Jake from AlgoDaily on 2021-02-02 02:01:54 UTC

We get success stories quite a bit in our team inbox, but this one is special. A student partipating in our 60 day crash course landed an offer at a company where he couldn't even pass the phone screen just a year prior!

We're obviously extremely excited to hear about his success, but what jumped out was how he accomplished this: he took "the visual approach".

Leetcode grinding works for a small subset of people, but most (especially non-traditional and junior engineers) will find it far more efficient TO DO FEWER PROBLEMS, and to develop the ability to gather a solution in their mind's eye. At the end of the day, all of coding is an exercise in abstractions-- these abstractions are further processed as images in our imagination.

For example, which is easier to understand and develop an intuition for-- this:

... Or this?

This isn't just the case if "you're a visual learner". Success in technical interviews requires being able to SEE the solutions in your head. You picture an array as boxes, or a hash map as buckets-- these images are what allow you to formulate a solution before writing a line of code.

That's why AlgoDaily focuses on illustrations. Beyond being nice to look at, our 500+ images and diagrams are very direct tools to help you understand material in a quarter of the time. If you like our interactive, visual tutorials, consider getting lifetime access today at our discounted rate. The price will continue to rise as we make it more valuable, so be sure to act today.

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