Over here at Programmers, a lot of askers seems to misunderstand site-specific expectations of career related questions, which frequently results in questions closure and deletions.
(For the sake of completeness, implementation of above request also included career-transition and career-anyotherword tags.)
Suggestion for popup content is as follows:
Wait! Career advice is off-topic per the Help Center. Please note that most career advice questions end up being closed for being too broad or impractical; try to make yours a good subjective question.
- Questions about developing one's career can be asked as long as they require the unique insights of a programmer and are specifically about developing one's career as a programmer.
- Please make sure your question has the proper scope. It needs to apply to other programmers besides yourself.
- If your question can also be applied to other job fields, then it does not uniquely apply to software development and is not on-topic here.
- Before asking, review this meta guidance: Why was my question closed or down voted? -> Career or education advice. Make sure your question avoids the problems listed in the guidance.
I hope this measure could help question askers significantly. For detailed discussion of this proposal and some alternatives, refer prior question: Current state of the [job-market]
We are getting pummeled with the same off topic questions over and over again... The point here is to put something directly on the posting page... something more prominent than what we have now might make a dent in the problem.
tag... seems to be causing more trouble than anything else
I think it is also worth mentioning that in the past, career related tags have been through community cleanups (1, 2) meaning that older content in these tags has already been through some extra scrutiny and generally deemed worth keeping.