Over a month ago I was offered a job and went in to give consent to a background check. They told me it usually takes 3-5 business days. So now it has been over a month and I'm told I still have the job offer, but something in my background check is taking a long time to come back, something in Huntsville (which is the city I just moved from, where I went to college). I desperately need to start working and don't want to give up this job. I'm worried that because it has taken so long, that whoever it is is just ignoring it and it will never come back. (Not knowing how background checks work, I don't know if this is a rational fear.) The only people I can think of in Huntsville that would possibly be contacted would be my electricity company, my university, and the 2 apartment complexes I lived in during my time there. Does anyone have advice as to something I could do to speed this up or check on it? I asked my contact at my potential new workplace if she knew who I could call but she told me she doesn't know how the background check worked and who was holding things up. Can I just try calling my apartment complexes and seeing if they know anything? I'm utterly confused at what I can do...