I am looking for information on the experienced hire recruiting process at McKinsey and would appreciate any input that you might have.
Let me start with my background.
I graduated in 2008 with an MBA from a top 15 school and started working in at a Fortune 50 Corporation. My current role is in a niche area of corp finance and I have significant visibility and decision making power. I have extensive pre-MBA experience in high-tech and a Masters in engineering from a top 5 school. I also have 99 percentile GMAT and GRE scores (mentioning this as I understand that McKinsey does value test scores).
During on-campus recruiting in the fall of 2007, I reached second round with McKinsey but didn't receive an offer. I was interested in the West Coast office, however, all positions in the office were filled up by the time I received an invite for the second round and I ended up interviewing with another office (one that didn't have a high-tech practice). During the recruiting process, I was contacted by an AP in the high-tech practice who was very interested in my background.
It has been 22 months since my last interview with McKinsey and I recently got back in touch with the said AP with my interest in exploring opportunities with the firm. He has now put me in touch with the recruiter responsible for experienced hire recruiting at the firm.
I am looking for guidance on how the experienced hire recruiting process works, whether there has to be a specific opening in an area related to my experience for me to secure an interview and how I could improve my chances of getting an interview/offer.
Thanks in advance.