One of the best parts of my job is hiring new staff members. I know how much work it is to pull together all the required materials in the application process. I know how nerve wracking it can be to ask people to write letters of rec. I know how much anxiety can occur when sitting across the table from an interview team. Every word that is shared is critiqued and rated. Body language is overanalyzed. Reference checks sniff out reputations and weaknesses. But all of this is worth it when you land the job that you really want.
I love making the phone call to say, “We had a lot of great candidates. All the interviews went well. It was a very hard decision. We feel you are the best of the best. Come join us.”