I hope you all are doing well!
I am an Arab/American who lives in the US but come from a Middle Eastern background. I have applied for a business analyst position at Mckinsey in the middle east because I speak English and Arabic fluently, etc. after applying, I received the invitation to solve the Mckinsey game after like 24 hours of applying. I did it and I think I did very well because I scored above 40 moves in the tower defense game in each round. Anyways, I received a rejection email after a couple of days and was “banned” to apply again in the next 12-18 months Which sounded weird, but whatever! after less than a week , I received an email telling me that the Middle East Office is highly interested in my profile and that I should apply to one of the positions available including Business Analyst before July 7th, the deadline. Is this normal? And should I apply again?