Cofounder of Blue Rock Search, Ruben Moreno, Featured in The Wall Street Journal


Cofounder of Blue Rock Search – A member of the Sanford Rose Associates® network of offices, Ruben Moreno, Featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Office Rookies Who Ask for the World

Plano, TX 4/10/2019

By: Sue Shellenbarger

It can be an awkward standoff.

After only a year on the job, more young employees are approaching their managers for a promotion, asking, “All right, I’m ready. What’s next?” says Christopher Kalloo of New York, who heads college relations for a big retailer. New hires have little patience with entry-level tasks, he says. “They want to help with strategy. They want to help drive the business.”

Some managers say they’re taken aback, wondering, “Who do these rookies think they are?”

Ruben Moreno, who is 50, says he began a few years ago to see more recruits push for titles that exceed their skill level. “The first time I ran into one of these, I thought, who does this person think they are?” says Mr. Moreno, who leads the human-resources practice in Knoxville, Tenn., for Blue Rock Search Group, an executive recruiter.

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