Last year I had applied for the Mckinsey BA position but got rejected (without referral). This year I have a referral (Engagement Manager) and going to apply for the Junior Associate position as I have more than 2 years of experience and I had a chat with the recruiter and she told me I should apply for the JA position.
I had passed the CV screening at Bain and BCG last year but did not pass the CV screening at Mckinsey. However, the EM who is going to refer me told me that my CV is great and asks me to let her know when the JA position is opened in her office. However, the same CV got rejected last year by Mckinsey.
I am not sure what to do. Should I go with the same CV or should I make some changes and then send her again. Also, how powerful the EM is in the hierarchy. Should I network with partners and asked them to refer instead of EM?