So I have been contacted on LinkedIn by a recruiter for an open position of his client. After the first calls, I've decided to apply for that position and sent him my CV, I also got positive feedback that the potential company wants a first interview with me. So far, so good.
Now the recruiter is contacting the company to schedule a time for an interview, however, weeks have passed without any proceeding forward. I have emailed the (3rd party) recruiter a week ago asking for the status, and he told me that he has been very busy and could not schedule a time yet. Now another week has passed again.
Is it okay to call and ask for them to hurry up? I have another application process nearing the end, and it would be rude to let them wait for too long. At the same time I don't want to quit the application process with the recruiter before the very first interview.