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Four weeks ago, Murphy-Goode Winery announced its search for an outgoing, web-savvy, articulate communicator to tell the story of the great mountain vines and artisan winemakers of California, tasting the “goode” stuff and experiencing the spectacular Sonoma wine country. The search has been covered by CNN, FOX, NBC, ABC, CBS and in hundreds of major daily papers and newscasts from London to India, thousands of blog and Twitter sites, and has drawn crowds when winemaker Dave Ready, Jr. visits select cities.

Throughout the course of the job the successful applicant will learn about viticulture, winemaking, Sonoma County and Murphy-Goode wines. He or she will prepare and post dispatches on their experiences through social media tools such as Facebook, blogs, internet videos and Twitter as well as traditional media.

It comes as no surprise that there are many hopefuls taking this job application and turning it into a competition.  Coming with the salary of $10K/month, in fact, many find that they are “made for the job”.  The question we are all asking ourselves is:  How to actually land areallygoodejob?

Here are my top 10 Tips for getting the social media job.

10.  Get over your ego.  It is never about the person applying for the job.  It is about:  the people, the process, the grapes, the juice, the life, the passion and the spirit of all things Murphy-Goode.

For myself, I can only say, it has been my pleasure and privilage to meet some pretty awesome people online during this application process.  Sure, some are out there seemingly tooting their own horn, but there are a few very special people out there who are genuine and I think Murphy-Goode will have a fine handful of applicants to choose from.

How exciting to discover these gems in the field and watch as the process is pushed on.

If you would like to learn more about Ashley, she was so gracious to do a guest post on my blog:  How to produce an application video on a tight budget.