I'm cheering for a dear friend that is embarking on her - I'm sure - very successful technical career. While talking about her interviewing experience, I couldn't stop thinking how important the way your prospective employer treats you really is! When all is equal (and for jobs at famous companies that happens often), how "wanted" you feel when offered the job becomes very important.
When trying to hire your brightest prospective employee, don't count on your hip work place with great benefits and prime-color cubes. Don't forget to tell your candidate how much you want them for the job!
Much better said from the connoisseur: Wanted!