I graduated from B.Tech in ECE from NIT Kurukshetra (2012-16). But I had two Backlogs in Engineering because of which I lost my on-campus job as a Software Developer.
(In India, Backlog in a subject means a person is failed in that subject in a semester and it is referred as active backlog and when that person clears that subject, it is referred as dead backlog. In my college, there was a rule that if you have failed in a subject of odd/even semester, then you will again give the exam of that subject after one year in the next odd/even semester.)
For the next two months after the final year, I was rejected in many off-campus interviews because of the active backlogs and then, I got a job as a Content Writer. I worked there for 7 months and then left the job and cleared the backlog exams recently in May 2017. Now, I am applying for the job of Software Developer but I'm unable to get even a single interview call.
I have contacted many friends on LinkedIn but 95% of the friends told me that there is no vacancy in their companies. I also tried applying on many job portals but still got no result. A few companies didn't shortlist my resume because of that year gap.
What should I do to get an interview call? Should I include the experience as a Content Writer in my resume which has no relevance to the Software Developer profile? Or should I look out for an internship?