I here want to ask few questions regarding the qualities/skills a company tries to find in a fresher.
:arrow: What a fresher is from a company's point of view?
:arrow: How much institution from where he/she is comming matters?
:arrow: Are companies try to measure the candidate technically?
:arrow: What type of non-technical questions one can ask to a IT fresher and why?
There are few more to be asked and a few needed to be discussed. Please help!
Thanking you all

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Perhaps it would be best to first understand the viewpoint of a prospective employer. Let’s say you are the big boss at some company & you are the one responsible for hiring people. Now you will probably need to look at the various levels of a project to decide who all should be employed.

Now there will be different levels of work involved & naturally different levels of expertise required. A project manager would probably not spend 2 hours to write a small module in a program & thus the need for people who are starting out in their careers & also need that kind of exposure, freshers, if you like to put it that way.

Now on to your questions:

What a fresher is from a company's point of view?

A fresher is someone who is starting out with his career & thus a grand noble act by the employer to employ them & let them gain the experience to eventually move on to bigger things.

How much institution from where he/she is coming matters?

Someone once said “Any place that anyone young can learn something useful from someone with experience is an educational institution.” Saying that you are reading this post in one too.:) But to tell you seriously, the education institute is merely a reflection of the person’s motivation to be in a field. Of course there are other ways to show motivation like for example in our company there is a senior programmer who has learnt programming from a very small institute but now he is one of the highest paid in the company [well mainly because he eventually got into open source development & knew more about programming than most people in the office]. Thus education institute matters but can be preceded by motivation or achievements.

Are companies trying to measure the candidate technically?

I don’t understand this question really but yes if you are looking for a job which is technical in nature companies will measure how technically sound you are with your subjects.

What type of non-technical questions one can ask to a IT fresher and why?

Okay for this you can quickly review <link no longer exists - removed> you will get a fair idea of what your interviewee can ask.

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