Such as:

or perhaps let more users suggest synonyms (e.g. by factoring in SO/total(SE) reputation).

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I would rather we merge into to prevent ambiguity.

We need to do something about and beyond/instead of merging it into : career advice is off-topic here except in very specific circumstances. I'm even going to go out on a limb and say they're pointless meta-tags: all on-topic questions here are necessarily about programming as a career, and having separate tags for advice and guidance only serves to reinforce the idea that asking for advice and guidance, as opposed to answers, is okay.

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    I disagree that all on-topic questions are about programming as a career. Career development is not off-topic (although questions have to be phrased in a way that's applicable to a general audience -- nothing new there from other topics), and questions that fall into that category are quite different from questions about, say, algorithm design. That said, I agree that career-advice and career-guidance themselves are pointless tags. Questions using them should be reviewed to see if the fit existing guidelines and retagged or closed as needed.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Apr 29, 2011 at 5:04

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