So pursuant to the monumental task we have to clean up the career and jobs tags, we've taken to putting the following notice in the tag wiki excerpts:
Do not use this tag. Click "learn more" for better alternatives.
This, however, has not stopped people from adding more questions to the tags, which makes an already difficult task more difficult as more questions keep getting added.
I was under the assumption that blacklisting not only locked a tag, but blew it away from all existing tags, but after talking to people in Teachers' Lounge, I've found out that blacklisting and burninating are two separate actions: the former locks the tag, the latter kills the tag on all existing questions.
Just locking the career and jobs tags would help out a ton: it'd at least let us to freeze their usage while we stort out the 1500 questions already tagged with them.
So can we get these two tags blacklisted, but not burninated?