I am an experienced consultant (5+ years) and have applied for a role at McKinsey via their website. I believe I am well qualified for this position but, as always, who knows.
My question is, I've since spoken to a friend of mine who I discovered is a Partner at McKinsey, in the office I applied to. I applied independently and hadn't realised this until after I submitted my application. Is there anyway he can flag his support to HR to an application that has already been submitted? I only applied a week ago, and haven't heard anything back yet.