based on what my coachees shared, in some geographies hiring is already on-hold for MBB for some roles.
I would recommend you proceed as follows:
- Find connections for a referral for your application - they are even more important now!
- Investigate if in your target office they are hiring
- Apply for that office only if hiring is active, otherwise target a different office (if possible)
If you apply blindly at this stage without insider information, there is a chance you will be rejected or delayed to a further date, while you may have a chance to be interviewed for another office - don't make that mistake.
You can find more information on how to find referrals to verify that at the following link:
Hope this helps,