Taking Pride in Accomplishments…
Trusted by our clients, we are on hand to deliver the best people available to meet their recruitment needs. You can trust Nadine Bocelli & Company, Inc. and New York Legal Staffing, Inc.
Our services are worth talking about…
Nadine Bocelli & Company, Inc. and New York Legal Staffing, Inc. provides a variety of career listings for boutique, mid-sized and large law firms and in-house corporate legal departments located in the New York tri-state area.
Professional and Qualified...
Quality legal recruiting services from an experienced legal employment agency located in New York City and serving New York, New Jersey and Connecticut area.
It's a win-win!
We take the time to understand your unique needs and provide individualized attention to each client and job seeker.
Highly Specialized…
By focusing on a very specific section of a niche market, we believe we offer a better, more efficient service than generalist search firms.
We are here for you!
Whether you’re currently looking for a job or want to be alerted to opportunities that fit your skill set and ambitions, upload your resume and we will alert you if any suitable opportunities arise.
Proof is in the Pudding…
Our tracking shows that many of our placed candidates remain with the same law firm or in-house legal department after 5 years.
We value your time with our commitment…
Repeat business is important to the success of our organization. Clients return to us over and over again because we deliver what they need, on time and within budget.
The Places You Can Go, the Things That You Will Do!
It is our primary goal to find you not only a great job, but one you will be satisfied with for years to come. We focus on building your career, not just finding you a job.
Inspired by our candidates...
We pro-actively seek rewarding employment opportunities that will empower you to progress in your career.
Setting a new standard of performance in legal staffing,..
Our legal employment and staffing business is committed to providing timely direct hire, temp-to-perm and temporary legal staffing and employment solutions to the New York City law firm legal community and corporate in-house legal departments throughout Greater New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Career Seekers
Inspired by our candidates, we pro-actively seek rewarding employment opportunities that will empower you to progress in your career.

Writing a Great Cover Letter

Writing a great cover letter is just as important as writing a good resume. Your cover letter is the first document a prospective employer will read. Therefore, it must catch their attention and entice them into reviewing your resume. You must remember that a prospective employer most likely gets many applicants daily, and you must set yourself above the rest in any way you can.  We’ve provided a few tips we believe will help you stand out and get noticed.

A cover letter should contain a few paragraphs describing your skills and some experience.  This is a prelude to your resume, so be brief but factual.   Make sure you spell check first, and be sure to use correct grammar.

Do not write a book.

Your cover letter must describe your skills and abilities without becoming overwhelming.  Write about how you believe your skills would be beneficial in fulfilling the position.  Please make sure you use the correct terminology when describing technical skills and try to use industry buzz-words where appropriate.   Always remember this is an appetizer to your resume and must be written as such.

Write a separate cover letter for each position.

Using a standard cover letter and replacing the name and company might save some time, but if you forget to make one change it will land you in the trash.   Prospective employers have had hiring experience and most likely know how to spot “cookie-cutter” cover letters and resumes.  Creating a new cover letter for the position shows enthusiasm and will allow you to focus your objective to the exact position.

Understand what the employer is looking for.
Read the job description carefully before writing your cover letter.  Many times, the employer is looking for specific skills, if you mention these in your cover letter they might review your resume.  The employer might also request salary requirements or some other employee-related information, if these are not provided many will simply discard the resume.  It is important to understand and deliver whatever the employer is requesting.  It doesn’t matter how great your resume is if they discard it because you cannot follow instructions.

Research the company and position.

Typically, you can learn a great deal about a company from their website.  Research the company and position to aid you in writing your cover letter.  Try to describe your skills as they would apply to their industry.

Worry about the content, not the paper.

In our age of electronic data, the paper your resume and cover letter is actually printed on is becoming less significant.  Many large companies are using scanners to convert paper resumes and cover letters to electronic format.  They can then scan for keywords and send them within their organization easier.  If the company does request a paper resume, be sure to print the cover letter on the same paper.  This gives a much more professional look.