Dear Mrs. Odell,
While looking through the Kansas City Star this morning I saw your opening that you posted on Monday for a Recreation Therapist. Since this is a position that is rarely open, it was a pleasant surprise to me and I am thrilled to be considered for it. For your convenience, I have attached my resume and my letters of recommendation to this document.
I have earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation and have worked as a therapist for more than six years. It is important to be able to communicate with the patient the goals that are expected of them and how the program is set up to help them achieve their goals. I am quite effective at both written and verbal communication and know that both are equally important.
It can be difficult for those who have suffered from an illness or injury to always be positive about their progress and I can help them through these difficult times. I know that my compassion and enthusiasm for my work would be of benefit to your facility.
You can call me at any time to set up a time to meet. My phone number is (555)-555-5555 and I am available at your earliest convenience.
Resume Attached as MS Word Document