Please just tell me if you don't want to hire me.
February 9, 2010 7:23 AM Subscribe
Should I follow up with a company I'm dying to work for?
In early January, I sent in an application for a nonprofit job I'm incredibly interested. It's in my field and the organization (Organization A) is a great fit for me. About a week and a half later, I received an email from the executive director, telling me that I was a finalist for the position and asking for a some more information. I emailed back and forth about my grad program for a couple of days, and then got the "We'll be in touch." I haven't heard a word since then - it's been three weeks.
In the intervening three weeks, I've heard back for and have begun the training process for a part-time gig at Organization B that I feel pretty lukewarm about. I don't want to commit to this job when the training is finished at the end of next week if the full-time job I would love is still an option.
Can I contact Organization A and ask where they are in the hiring process? I've always been told never, ever, ever to do that, but it seems like it might be okay in this situation.