I wanted to thank you again for taking the time to reply to the email I sent you 3 months ago. My case was that I'm Spanish but living in the (Other European Country) and I applied for many consulting firms and got rejected from all of them (including McKinsey) with not a single invitation for an interview.
One of my guesses was that a Spanish CV is not easy to understand/interpret from the (Other European Country) perspective.
You told me that you thought this could have been the reason and recommended I re-apply in Spain. I did that and I got invited to interviews in several firms.
Yesterday I finally received a call from McKinsey offering me a position there. So you were completely right and your advice got me a job at McKinsey! I am very grateful for that.
I'm so glad everything worked out. One important thing for others to keep in mind is this. "McKinsey" (or any other firm) doesn't make recruiting decisions. PEOPLE within McKinsey (and other firms) make decisions.
It's always useful to put yourself in that person's shoes to see how they would see things. I know it is common practice to have alumni from a particular school screen resumes and cv's of applicants from that school.
This is done for the precise reason you mentioned above, the alumnus/ae has enough background information to evaluate the application. When you deviate from the normal, school-based, recruiting process, many of the standard practices aren't followed just to process a single application as its too inefficient.
Just something for others to keep in mind.