Monday, February 21, 2011

It cos like Microsoft, Cognizant, HCL and Wipro to hire designers

  Big IT companies are now visiting design schools in order to hire graduates for designing their products, site and services by keeping in aesthetic sense in their minds. eBay and the local research laboratories of SAP and HP are also following these biggies for the same. It is expected that there would be an increase of 20-25% in the recruitment of these designers in the technology firms in the next 2-3 years. It is estimated that at present 5000 to 7000 qualified designers are working for various IT firms. These designers help the firms in their various activities like graphic designing, content writing, developing e-learning solutions etc.  

Client presentations over the web along with provision of design services, is becoming quite significant with the growth of e-commerce. The designers with their expertise are becoming instrumental in telling the story of the product to customer in the most interesting way. There is scope in mobile space also. Gaming industry too is bringing lots of job opportunities.

Not only the designers but many other non engineering graduates would also be hired by these IT companies and their number is expected to go up from 10% of the present workforce to 20-25%. This is likely to happen in companies like TCS, Wipro and HCL and Cognizant which already has 20% non engineering graduates in its workforce.

The package for a fresher could be anywhere between Rs 5 lakh and Rs 9 lakh per annum.

Source: Economic Times

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