On the Rise

On the Rise 2012: First jobs

Sure, they're hotshots now, but many of our past picks recall their less-than-impressive first employment and the takeaways

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When Jeanne Canavan talks to her children about the benefits of hard work, she doesn't point to her victories as a DeKalb County deputy chief assistant district attorney. Instead, she goes back to her first job at Swenson's Ice Cream factory in Manhasset, N.Y., where her work ethic moved her up from ice cream scooper to ice cream sundae maker.

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