After interviewing and taking a computer assessment with a company, Human Resources contacted me to ask for my consent for a background check. I sent in the consent and received confirmation it was received. This was about 3 weeks ago. Last week, I followed-up with the supervisor for an update, but did not receive a response. I realize it can take time for background checks to be finished. However, I am eager for an answer. I am still applying for other jobs, but I want this position really badly. Should I follow-up again? Should I leave them alone?
If Yes: How can I word the email without coming off as a pest?