Hi all, I have a question regarding recruiting. I come from a non-target with a not common consulting background, and I made the mistake of hoping my cold online application to McKinsey would lead to anything in a pool of thousands of applications.
I then switched strategies and primarily have been operating solely with networking for all firms. I had an associate offer to refer me to the internal system and put my resume with some locations and practice preferences, they knew I was rejected from the online application. They said to give the recruiting team 2-3 weeks and they will get back to schedule interviews.
My question is: Does it matter that I was previously rejected? Is the recruiting team going to basically rule me out based on the previous decision?