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Cover Letters & Resumes: Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile with Video Courses on the LinkedIn Learning Database

Resources for writing cover letters and resumes.

Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile with LinkedIn Learning Video Courses

Learn to create your LinkedIn profile and write your LinkedIn summary by viewing video courses on the LinkedIn Learning database (formerly The courses are presented and led by career coaches and business professionals. They are ranked into three levels; beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Start by logging into LinkedIn Learning by clicking on the link below and logging in with your NYPL library card and PIN. First, create an account to track course progress, create playlists of potential coursework, and keep course notes. Some courses provide supplemental materials like exercise files and relevant work samples that you can download.

See below for more details.

Searching LinkedIn Learning

Start by clicking on "LinkedIn Learning," then you will be prompted to the screen below.

After you click on Get Started, and the next window will ask you to enter your NYPL card number and PIN. Then, click on Continue.

After you log into the LinkedIn Learning database, do a one keyword search in the library's search box. 

If you are searching for LinkedIn courses, type in the keywords LinkedIn or LinkedIn Profile in the library's search box and then press the search button (magnifying) tool.


Look on the left-hand side to filter your results: under the TYPE heading, click on Courses or Learning Paths.  Learning Paths are compiled playlists of related video courses on a specific topic or career track. You can also filter by choosing a skill Level; Beginning, Intermediate, or Advanced

Then you can sort the results by Best Match, View Count, or Newest

You can also view video courses in other languages:


LinkedIn Learning's Interface

Sample of courses for writing resumes and cover letters:


Video Courses

Recommended LinkedIn courses:

Growing Your Business with LinkedIn Pages - Michaela Alexis (1h 22m) --- 3/27/2020

Learning LinkedIn for Students - Oliver Schinkten (1h 33m) --- *Updated 2/12/2020

LinkedIn for Veterans - May Chow and Greg Call (53m 12s) --- 5/25/17

Learning LinkedIn - Oliver Schinkten (1h 30m) --- *Updated 3/16/2020

Learning Quick Tips - Oliver Schinkten (18m 9s) --- 9/25/2019

LinkedIn Profiles for Social Business Success - Bert Vendonck (1h 36m) --- 2/3/2017

LinkedIn Video Marketing for Personal and Brand Pages - Goldie Chan (36m 59s) --- 6/19/2018

Marketing on LinkedIn - Marcus Murphy (51m 24s) --- 3/25/2019

Publishing on LinkedIn for College Students and Young Professionals (31m 40s) --- 10/14/2016

Rock Your LinkedIn Profile - Lauren Jolda (57m 28s) --- 10/28/2019

Writing to be Heard on LinkedIn - Daniel Roth (28m 7s) --- *Updated 11/7/2019