I recently applied to McKinsey via partner referral. I networked with a few partners in a specific practice, they reviewed my resume and then referred me. I applied via the referral link about a month ago, but hadn't heard back, so today I checked my status online and saw my status as “closed.” From my understanding that means I was rejected.
By no means did I think a referral was a shoe in, but I would've thought it would have at least gotten me past resume review. I reached out to the partner for feedback to close the loop, but in general I am at a bit of a loss. Any advice?