Hello. I read here the higher the position of the referral person the better opportunity of interview invitation. I know I must only wait and see, but I wonder: if I have a MBB partner recommend me in the system is there very high chance of interview? My background is very not traditional but the partner I speak with says I have very high potential and when I want to apply they will recommend me which makes me hope. I try to network with other firms too because I know getting interviews is very hard. I try to be confident but not to get my hopes too very high because I know I may not get interview offers. So I just wonder. Thank you.
If a partner recommends you internally, the chances are very high. At least 80% I would say. In fact the only problematic scenario I could think of is if you could not be employed for firm policy reasons (e.g., I know of a son of a McKinsey Senior Partner who could not apply to McKinsey since it is internally prohibited (not sure whether it is global or office specific though)).
Yes - if a Partner truly recommends you, your odds of getting an interview are very high indeed. Make sure you start prepping for the case interview also, it takes a long time to really feel confident doing cases.
Chances are pretty high with any consultant, but especially when it is the partner.