I just started as an intern at BCG / Bain in Germany and would be looking to apply to McKinsey in Germany (I feel like reasons for that are not relevant here, but happy to elaborate if need be). I would have the following questions, for which I'd really appreciate any thoughts you could share:
1. In the current environment, is it recommended to apply now for their next deadline (End of August), or wait to apply in 2024.
2. Last time I had applied with a referral from a recruiter, that I got after attending a flagship event (failed 1st round interview though). Should I try and get another referral, or am I already enough on their radar?
3. Last time I kind of bombed Imbellus / Solve. Can I retake it (was rejected in October). Also, how important is it in Germany?
Thank you all in advance!