I have 10+ years in consulting for TMT sector. Worked across global clients with strong thought leadership.
I completed my interview process with Strategy& Middle East office during May 2019 - Nov 2019. Was invited to Dubai for 2 face-to-face partner discussions. Had a 3rd partner discussion in Nov 2019.
Had been following up for the final result with the HR. Received a call from HR today, she mentioned that my performance throughtout the interviews were very good - across cases, communication, and confidence. And partners had good discussion with me.
However, at present they are not hiring at expert level and focusing on generalist profiles. Thus they would not be rolling out an offer at the moment. She mentioned that they used to have an expert track but that's no longer active, and would get back to me if they have expert openings in the future and I woudl stay in touch.
Basis my interview discussions which is aligned to the feedack received I was expecting a postive outcome. However, just a bit surprised as they could have screened my profile earlier and then started the interview discussion. Is this a common trend. ??