I have a higher diploma, with an excellent grade, and am in the final year of a BSc in Software Development. I am searching for a job, preferably in software development, for any salary, since I do not have experience, other than personal projects.
I applied to some job agencies, but the interviews I've been called for are for non development jobs, for example "people admin", or 100% network jobs, which I have no idea about (although they offered training). I went to an interview for a network job, but to be honest didn't like it, and my hope is to become a software engineer. If I accept, I will not get any leaves for a year, so there would be no point in applying for software developer jobs during that time, and at the end of it I will still not have any development experience.
Will the experience of a "non software development" job, either a management position or the networking job, help me find a "non trainee" software engineering job? Is pursuing my dream of becoming a software engineer wrong?