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09/15/14
Watch-Outs. 67. Christensen Institute ideas, Job Interview Questions, New IRA rules for Roth
Filed under: Interviewing, Position Searching, Observ. Trends
Posted by: site admin @ 12:15 pm

One of the paragraphs in an Economist article led off
with “The university bubble is … beginning to burst.”
Cost, followed by long term debt, graduates not prepared
for professional workplace, outcomes, rather than
outputs, measured are some of the drivers for the
Christensen Institute proposal.

When you are invited to an interview for a position,
what are thoughtful questions you might be asked.
A recent Liz Ryan article might be useful for both
candidates and interviewers.

Roth IRA inheritance considerations is the topic
of another link.  It certainly got me to think deeply
about financial planning.

COMPETENCY BASED EDUCATION FOR WORK
RELATED TRAINING SUITED TO VOCATIONAL MODEL
SOURCES:  The Economist, Schumpeter, 8-23-14, p. 66
Got skills
M. R. Weise and C. M. Christensen, “Hire Education:
Mastery, modularization and workforce revolution

Competency in work-related skills may be better
suited to Internet education model combined with
mastery of work-related skills.  Dev Bootcamp is
a clear example of this as being a three month program
in coding.  Other “nano” degrees are emerging with
longer timeframes.  Interesting and practical course
enrollment fees dependent upon hiring and cost-
sharing are taking shape.
Attendees might see the value in these vocational
MOOC courses more directly than academic programs
both articles argue.

TIMELY POST CONTAINING POTENTIAL INTERVIEW
QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER
SOURCE:  Liz Ryan, “Smarter than usual stupid interview
questions interviewers can ask job-candidates

Not only is the article helpful for candidates and interviewers
it is nice to see some of the perspectives on interviewing
questions others pose in the “Comments” section.

 NEW IRA RULE FOR ROTH INHERITANCE
SOURCE:  A. Coombes, WSJ 9-8-14, p. R6
Beware Leaving a Roth for Heirs
2015 rules changes being proposed might affect your
thinking about putting your inheritance to the next
generation into  Roth IRA accounts.  So read this article
for deeper discussion of what is proposed and how it may
impact your wishes.
I know I am looking at this now as I evaluate various
considerations.

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