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Another surprise that greeted Lisa was that her personal blog was bought by an Internet publishing company. Lisa was then hired full time by the company to use her past entertainment experience and sharp media mind to develop and be the managing editor of Filmazing.com.

She finally had broken through the market and landed a full-time gig, so she created LisaJohnsonMandell.com, a blog and forum for those inspired by her story. Her new site contains information on job searching and features an Ask Lisa section. In addition to managing Filmazing.com and updating followers on her site, Lisa is writing a book on career makeovers. Career Comeback: Repackage Yourself to Get the Job You Want will hit bookstores in early 2010.
Lisa says she firmly believes that in order to make it through the current economic downturn, people need to work together at a grassroots level and lift each other up.

"If I, a 49-year-old woman, can find great jobs here in the land of the young, beautiful and surgically enhanced, I believe anyone can use the same tools I did to find a job anywhere."


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