I am hoping someone can give some insight on the following.
I applied to an MBB in Q2 this year as an experienced hire in a niche practice. About a month ago one of their recruiters reached out to me to schedule a case interview. I accepted a date for the following week (a Friday). This was cancelled on the morning of the interview, the interviewer couldn't make the time. The recruiter said she would reschedule the interview. Also, as I had some questions about the Practice, the recruiter said she will also organise an informational chat with one of the team members.
I didn't hear anything following this so I chased the recruiter the following week. The recruiter responded quickly saying that the interviewers were travelling for client engagements. She assured me she was on top of it and that she should be able to confirm a time the following week (supposed to be last week). I didn't hear from her last week.
It has now been 4 weeks now since the initial outreach and no interview, or informational chat, has been scheduled.
Should I be worried here? Is it normal for MBB experienced hires to have this difficulty in scheduling interviews (vs say the MBA hiring cycle) and having promises missed? There's a limit as to how much I can chase the recruiter and my biggest concern is falling through the cracks and being forgotten about. Could this be possible? I assume the MBBs are more sophistciated than most in managing their candidates. I also have the worry that other candidates who were able to get an interview slot may have been given offers and hence the MBB are saying they no longer want to hire. Is this concern valid?