Would you possibly be willing to share your CV with the personal details removed? They're having someone help with the writing, and I basically provide them everything they need details-wise and they put it all together.
I usually add my hobbies in the cover letter because they're actually relevant to the career.
I'm a bit worried about college because I never finished my degree, and kinda floundered a bit while figuring out what I wanted to be when I grew up. I have 2.5 years in a somewhat related degree program, and a 1-year certificate, and then was self-taught which for programming disciplines is fairly common here.
Will they actually need high school and college transcripts as a mid-career employee with years of experience?? I started college in 1998, and did the 1-year certificate 10 years ago.
Let me think on that a little bit, no one's ever asked me that before. Haha.
And seriously, put your hobbies on your CV at the very end. If you're applying for jobs online (which you will) not everyone accepts a cover letter. Most do, but not all. They honestly want to know if you like to bake or make jewelery or do photography or run/hike/bike. They like well rounded individuals at medium to large companies.
Do you know if the career path you're interested in pursuing in the UK requires a University degree? (College is a different thing in the UK, may as well start using the right vocabulary words, right?
) It would be good for you to know, if you really need to hit on your work experience rather than a degree.
What I would suggest is looking at what jobs are you would be interested in applying for in the UK and figuring out how your current skillls, work experience and education apply to their requirements. That lets you see if you need to translate your college coursework and other work skills in to the UK equivalents.
Most popular are ones like Reed, indeed, CV libraryou, and a few others. Sorry I can't remember off the top of my head, I'm on my mobile.
You'd be surprised about some employers liking to see what grades you got in school. No one's asked for transcripts, but I did put my college GPA on there since it was a UK 2:1. As for high school, some jobs have a requirement of taking specific GCSE subjects (some of our high school years). I'm not sure exactly what you want to do for work.
And just as some info for you, since you won't have any UK work experience, don't be discouraged if it takes a bit longer than you expect to get a job. It took me about 6 weeks to get my first job and that was applying for any and every job that I felt I was qualified for. And it wasn't something I actually wanted to do either. Cie la vie, eh?