Woman's hands on a computer keyboardHamilton City Libraries is dedicated to encouraging and contributing to continuous lifelong learning for our communities. We offer free video courses through Lynda.com on a huge variety of subjects. The courses below will help you create the perfect cover letter and resume so you can get that dream job!

Please note: the videos below are short previews of longer videos. In order to view the full videos you will need to first login to Lynda.com using your library card number and PIN. Once you are logged in you will be able to view the full content, save your progress through courses, create playlists, and have a record of certificates of completion.


Writing a Cover Letter 

Writing a Cover Letter by Jenny Foss

Cover Letters matter. When done right, they spell out clearly who you are, what you have to offer, and - most importantly - why your skills, experience, and interests make you the perfect person for the job you're vying for. This course explores the elements of an exceptional cover letter and helps you learn how you can craft a great cover letter of your own. 

Length: 21 minutes 15 seconds.

Level: Beginner. 


CV Success Master Class

CV Success Master Class by Careercake

In order to secure the role you want in a competitive job market, you need to separate yourself from the other candidates. It all starts with the curriculum vitae (CV) or resume. In this course you will learn the basics of CV writing, focusing on structure and content. You will also learn how to showcase your education, work experience, strengths, skills, and accomplishments in an engaging way. 

Length: 52 minutes 9 seconds.

Level: Beginner.