I finally have my paperwork in order, my twic and mmc is on the way etc. so i want to start applying for a lot of jobs I have seen popping up. My question is what is the proper way to have a resume laid out.
I was in the Navy, got out early because of RIF (reduction in force) I was a machinest mate, petty officer 3rd class. I was stationed to a shore assignment so never really went to sea, although i helped out on deck on boats quite a few times as they came in or we were moving them around. I want a job as a deckhand on a tug/barge ideally. I live in New York and have a good steady job so I can be a little picky, but the truth is I want to get in at ANY level in a big company where I have room to grow with them. I would take a pretty big pay cut if I could get in with a company that has a place for me to grow into a good position and offers stability dependability.
So my big question is how do I lay out the resume, how do I include letters of recommendation from my seniors in the Navy? Also I have been working where I am at now for over 2 years and I have never let them down, however, I know that my boss will naturally start looking for someone to replace me if he knows I am looking to move on. How would you recommend I go about telling the prospective company that I would need a couple weeks between being hired to train someone else to take my position at my current job since I basically do everything. Also is it ok to tell them that I do not want my current employer to be contacted for a reference? Or do I need to just let him know ?
any and all advice is appreciated. Thanks!!! If anyone wants to PM a sample resume that would be great!