Information Technology (IT) Jobs for Freshers in India
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Information Technology (IT) Jobs Overview
India’s reputation as a growing digital economy provides many opportunities for freshers looking for IT jobs.
Most organizations with IT openings recruit through multiple channels. Freshers can expect the majority of recruitment through career websites and graduate portals, but there is a range of other approaches to build your skills and network. Recruitment drives and sponsored networking events are popular ways for employers to introduce themselves and gain the attention of freshers.
Popular IT employers include:
- Salesforce India
- Tata Consultancy Services India
- HCL Technologies
When submitting your application for a job opening, make sure you tailor your resume to make an impactful first impression.
Employers will require aptitude and technical skill assessments, so brushing up on concepts and methodologies related to the position you’re applying for is important. After skill and competency assessments, most employers will also assess your personality and culture fit.
What to Expect from Fresher IT Jobs
Fresher IT jobs cover a wide variety of skills and responsibilities. Some positions include sales or customer support tasks, while others are more focused on technical problem solving or design.
Common positions and job titles include:
- Software Engineer
- Technical Support Engineer
- Technical Support Specialist
- Test/Quality Assurance Engineer
Example Roles & Tasks:
- Technical support
- Technical Sales
- Programming and Development
- Testing and Quality Assurance
For more detailed descriptions of potential roles and tasks that freshers can expect from IT jobs, you can review our advice page.
Salaries for fresher IT jobs in India vary depending on the role. For example, fresher Software Engineers can expect to make around 4.15 lakh annually. An entry-level Technical Support Engineer, on the other hand, can expect an annual salary somewhere around 2.3 lakh.
Freshers can expect an 8-hour standard work shift for most jobs, with one-hour lunch breaks. Those who start employment with companies that have international contracts may be tasked to mirror their clients’ timezones and may be eligible for night work compensation.
Overall, freshers in IT Jobs can expect a 42-48 hour work week with considerations for projects that require overtime.
Freshers should take advantage of opportunities that certain industry and non-profit organizations provide. Those who want to broaden their professional network can join or participate in activities from organizations such as:
NASSCOM focuses on the IT-BPM industry. It includes prominent employers such as Tata Group and Teleperformance among their member organizations. Freshers with a specific interest in data protection and cybersecurity may want to explore DSCI’s initiatives and events.
Chamber organizations like FICCI and ASSOCHAM provide opportunities for freshers to learn from experienced professionals from different industries.
Life in India as a Young IT Professional
Freshers that want to break into their first IT job have multiple options when it comes to location. Below are just some of the cities known to be IT hubs.
- Bangalore is the largest provider of information technology products and services. In addition to being the de facto IT capital of India, it is also home to a majority of Indian tech startups.
- Hyderabad is the country's second-largest city and software exporter. It houses at least 1,500 IT-focused companies and more than half a million IT workers.
- Chennai is a major business process outsourcing hub and is home to a significant number of tech parks.
Most of the cities above have access to good infrastructure, amenities, and centers of culture. Also, employers usually provide commute and transportation considerations for their employees.