I have studied Biochemistry and Computer-Science (both Bachelor-Degrees). I have worked a few years in a biochemistry-lab in which I had own projects for which I was responsible. During that time I also started to study CS for which I am preparing right now to search for a job at a company.
Regarding CS: I've accomplished a small Java-Enterprise project for a customer as freelancer. Obviously this is some kind of work-experience.
Question: When my prior work as biochemist involved having responsibility in projects does it count as experience regarding my new company in a different field ? How much do soft-skills count when it comes to experience ?
More specific: With "count" I mean explicitly will I have to start from pure entry-level again ?
Soft-skills: Actually working in a team, had to meet deadlines, organize projects,...