I came across a partner at my target McKinsey firm whose expertise matches some of my background, and whose career trajectory is one I envision for myself. I sent him an email with my CV, asking for his thoughts on a few career choices, and he agreed to get on a call with me in a couple of days to discuss further.
Is this call a potential networking opportunity where I could indirectly ask for a referral? (I didn't explicitly mention I was interested in McKinsey in the email, so I'm not sure). If so, how can I make the most of the call?