Changing career to SWE, do I need project experience besides leetcode to get entry level job
Hello, I am currently trying to switch career to SWE and I have been doing leetcode for about 8 months now(about 150 easy, 150 medium and 30 hard). I think I have a pretty good understanding of data structure and algorithm now. I wonder do I need project experience in order to get a job as SWE besides doing leetcode? During the interview, will I be asked about some projects that I have done? I am open to all the SWE positions(front end/back end, mobile etc). I studied Electrical Engineer in University and therefore don’t have software project experience.
If anyone happens to know about this, can you please shed some light on it?