Learn effective ways to write resumes and cover letters by viewing video courses on the LinkedIn Learning database (formerly Lynda.com). 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 entering 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.
Access the LinkedIn Learning database at https://www.nypl.org/collections/articles-databases/lyndacom.
See below for more details.
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 keyword search in the library's search box.
If you are searching for resume courses, type in the keywords resume writing in the library's search box and then press the search button (magnifying) tool.
Or, if you are searching cover letter courses, type in the keywords writing a cover letter 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:
Samples of courses for writing resumes and cover letters:
Sample of a Learning Path for writing resumes and cover letters:
Recommended cover letters and resume writing video courses:
Cover Letter Tips - Jenny Foss (14m 59s) --- 4/22/2019
Creating a Compelling Video Resume - Ashley Kennedy (1h 3m) --- 12/10/2020
Designing a Resume - Steve Harris (1h 6m) --- 8/13/2013 ***Download the Exercise Files, and you will find Resume templates in PDF format.
Designing a Resume for Creatives - Ina Saltz (1h 34m) --- 5/31/2018
Find Your Dream Job: Interview Techniques and Resume Writing - Chris Croft (1h 57m) --- 2/4/2020
Optimize Your Resume for Applicant Tracking Systems - Jenny Foss (26m 26s) - (10/7/2020)
Resume Makeover - Jenny Foss (1h 55m) --- 3/19/2018 ***Download the Exercise Files, and you will find Resume templates in Word and PDF format.
Returning to Work with a Resume Gap - Susan Rietano Davey and Kelley Biskupiak (58m) --- 3/24/2021 ***Download the Exercise Files
Skilled Trades: Resumes and Portfolios - Bridget Quinn (19m) --- 8/8/2019
Tips for Writing Business Emails - Daisy Lovelace (34m 5s) --- 8/5/2019
Writing a Cover Letter - Jenney Foss (29m 15s) --- 4/24/2019
Writing a Resume - Stacey Gordon (2h 39m) --- *Updated 9/25/2020. ***Download the Exercise Files, and you will find Resume templates in PDF format (Summary of Skills Examples, Sample of a Bad Resume, Sample Resume for New Grad., Sample of Functional Resume, Sample of CV, Sample of Resume for Early Career, etc.)
Writing a Tech Resume - Emma Bostian (55m 28s) --- 4/15/2020
Writing Formal Business Letters and Emails - Tom Geller (37m 57s) --- 11/21/2017
***Resumes in PDF format can be uploaded to Google Docs and then reformatted.