I am in the middle of a selection process from amongst a particularly strong set of job applicants, and have come up with the following law:
The stronger the field of applicants, the more trivial the eventual selection criteria.
It's comforting to think that I might not have been selected for past jobs because of a fat neck. Or was it a big nose? Or was it an errant crumb? Or, or, or...
Or am I fooling myself that the field for my present position was strong? After all, they did take many, many months to reply... aiee, it's enough to drive one batty.