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This question seems pretty opinion based to me, however, I was a bit hesitant to close it initially (since it was well-framed). @NorbertSchuch mentioned that we might create a [career-advice] tag for such questions, but I'm not sure we would want such a tag on our site.

In my experience, such tags tend to be very vague and often attract extremely "opinion-based" questions. Any comments? Also, should we entertain career-advice questions on our site?

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    $\begingroup$ I'd say: Either such a tag or close such questions. No particularly strong opinion about which of the two is better, though. $\endgroup$ – Norbert Schuch Sep 3 '18 at 23:48
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I personally think these questions should be off-topic.

Career advice is inherently strongly dependent on the specific situation at hand, and I struggle to see why these kinds of questions should be asked here, rather than with a senior researcher/professor/advisor/etc. that is closer to the person and likely more familiar with the specifics of the situation (and if none is available, chances are that the question is ill-posed anyway).

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