Ex-McKinsey final round interviewer | Executive Coach
There is a rough criteria but it does come down to a more subjective decision by the reader(s). The McKinsey website gives quite a lot of detail around how to write a good CV (https://www.mckinsey.com/careers/students/tips-for-advanced-professional-degree-candidates) and this forum is an excellent network of ex McKinsey consultants who should be able to give your relevant feedback as well. My advice would be to make sure you get several people to read your cv and give feedback as opposed to just one.
Ex-Mckinsey|Certified Career Coach |Placed 500+ candidates at MBB & other consultancies
it varies from one office to another. In addition to Ken's suggestion: if you decide to network to secure a referral (which increases your chances to go through CV screening), you start contacting people and ask them for advice, so you kill two birds with one stone.
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