When I took communications class in college, the professor said that when you have a chance to speak either first or last, he said to speak last because that is the last thing people remember. So it will be fresher on their mind than the first speaker. In the world of recruiting, however, being last may have an advantage in some cases but it can also get you in a situation where you are not even looked at or considered. Seth Godin in his blog post, mentions
"First competent mover advantage is real. The first person with a great product or story that matches the market establishes the narrative, sets the bar and forces followers to conform to her specs. If you've got the good stuff, going first means you've set a standard... the consumer now has to abandon you to choose someone else, which means pain and admitting an error. People hate to do that."
So in the world of recruiting, don't be afraid to show your big guns first and that will set the standard for anything else that comes later. Submit your best candidate first, be the first person that calls the potential client, be the first website that adds the new web features, be the first virtual recruiting company, be the first person that asks the intelligent question during the important conference call, and be the first company that sets the standard.