Cover letters can still be an important piece in the job search puzzle but most cover letters I see don't summarize the candidate's experience or add much value at all. Here is an example of a cover letter that showcases the applicant's key selling features for a store manager position:
As a top assistant store manager with 10 years of retail leadership experience in the home improvement industry, I am confident in my ability to contribute to the success of your company in the store manager position that is currently advertised on LinkedIn. Career highlights include:
As you will see on the attached resume, I have proven very successful at every level, and I'd like the opportunity to bring my drive and determination to your organization. Thank you for your time and consideration and I look forward to discussing this with you in the near future.