I would like to send an email to introduce myself to someone who works at a company I'm interested in joining. I applied for the job about a week ago, however, and I'm afraid such an email would not be appropriate now.
My motivation for sending the letter comes from genuine interest to learn more about the position, and a desire to network and introduce myself.
Is it appropriate to reach out at this point? And are there things I should mention? (Having already applied, for example).
I'm yet to hear back from the company, other than a canned response that they'll get back to me in a few weeks. And the said person isn't involved in HR.