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TL;DR: Yes. For now, tag all careers questions with (no matter what it is!) to keep the tags we have simple. As Aron said, academia.SE can also be an option. See a more detailed opinion below.


I agree with Aron about academia.SE. I think this could be one case where cross-posting might be legitimate, but in order to cross-post, you must phrase the question substantially differently on each site, because each site has different scopes and different audiences. In other words, if you post on academia.SE, I expect the question to focus more on the academia aspects, whereas if you post here, I expect the question to focus more on the computational science aspects. My standard policy when I see any question cross-posted verbatim is to notify the other site, discuss scope, and then at least one question gets deleted.

In terms of our scope, I think career postings are on topic as long as they pertain to computational science. Other "academic" SE sites, like Mathematics, Physics, and Theoretical CS, also permit career questions, and I see no reason why we should decide differently.

Tagging these questions is the main foreseeable problem I can think of. Tags like are meta tags, and not useful. Similarly, I'd like to minimize the potential for fragmenting a tag with things like and other synonyms. It was a huge problem on Programmers.SE, as you can see on their Metaas you can see on their Meta. Thankfully, Programmers.SE is a huge site, but we're still small (and growing!), so for now, I'd like to adopt the simple rule:

If your question is about careers, interviewing, hiring, searching for a job, what types of projects are better to tackle early in your career, or anything career-related, just use the tag. Keep it simple; we can figure out how to subcategorize later when it actually becomes a problem.

TL;DR: Yes. For now, tag all careers questions with (no matter what it is!) to keep the tags we have simple. As Aron said, academia.SE can also be an option. See a more detailed opinion below.


I agree with Aron about academia.SE. I think this could be one case where cross-posting might be legitimate, but in order to cross-post, you must phrase the question substantially differently on each site, because each site has different scopes and different audiences. In other words, if you post on academia.SE, I expect the question to focus more on the academia aspects, whereas if you post here, I expect the question to focus more on the computational science aspects. My standard policy when I see any question cross-posted verbatim is to notify the other site, discuss scope, and then at least one question gets deleted.

In terms of our scope, I think career postings are on topic as long as they pertain to computational science. Other "academic" SE sites, like Mathematics, Physics, and Theoretical CS, also permit career questions, and I see no reason why we should decide differently.

Tagging these questions is the main foreseeable problem I can think of. Tags like are meta tags, and not useful. Similarly, I'd like to minimize the potential for fragmenting a tag with things like and other synonyms. It was a huge problem on Programmers.SE, as you can see on their Meta. Thankfully, Programmers.SE is a huge site, but we're still small (and growing!), so for now, I'd like to adopt the simple rule:

If your question is about careers, interviewing, hiring, searching for a job, what types of projects are better to tackle early in your career, or anything career-related, just use the tag. Keep it simple; we can figure out how to subcategorize later when it actually becomes a problem.

TL;DR: Yes. For now, tag all careers questions with (no matter what it is!) to keep the tags we have simple. As Aron said, academia.SE can also be an option. See a more detailed opinion below.


I agree with Aron about academia.SE. I think this could be one case where cross-posting might be legitimate, but in order to cross-post, you must phrase the question substantially differently on each site, because each site has different scopes and different audiences. In other words, if you post on academia.SE, I expect the question to focus more on the academia aspects, whereas if you post here, I expect the question to focus more on the computational science aspects. My standard policy when I see any question cross-posted verbatim is to notify the other site, discuss scope, and then at least one question gets deleted.

In terms of our scope, I think career postings are on topic as long as they pertain to computational science. Other "academic" SE sites, like Mathematics, Physics, and Theoretical CS, also permit career questions, and I see no reason why we should decide differently.

Tagging these questions is the main foreseeable problem I can think of. Tags like are meta tags, and not useful. Similarly, I'd like to minimize the potential for fragmenting a tag with things like and other synonyms. It was a huge problem on Programmers.SE, as you can see on their Meta. Thankfully, Programmers.SE is a huge site, but we're still small (and growing!), so for now, I'd like to adopt the simple rule:

If your question is about careers, interviewing, hiring, searching for a job, what types of projects are better to tackle early in your career, or anything career-related, just use the tag. Keep it simple; we can figure out how to subcategorize later when it actually becomes a problem.

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TL;DR: Yes. For now, tag all careers questions with (no matter what it is!) to keep the tags we have simple. As Aron said, academia.SE can also be an option. See a more detailed opinion below.


I agree with Aron about academia.SE. I think this could be one case where cross-posting might be legitimate, but in order to cross-post, you must phrase the question substantially differently on each site, because each site has different scopes and different audiences. In other words, if you post on academia.SE, I expect the question to focus more on the academia aspects, whereas if you post here, I expect the question to focus more on the computational science aspects. My standard policy when I see any question cross-posted verbatim is to notify the other site, discuss scope, and then at least one question gets deleted.

In terms of our scope, I think career postings are on topic as long as they pertain to computational science. Other "academic" SE sites, like Mathematics, Physics, and Theoretical CS, also permit career questions, and I see no reason why we should decide differently.

Tagging these questions is the main foreseeable problem I can think of. Tags like are meta tags, and not useful. Similarly, I'd like to minimize the potential for fragmenting a tag with things like and other synonyms. It was a huge problem on Programmers.SE, as you can see on their Meta. Thankfully, Programmers.SE is a huge site, but we're still small (and growing!), so for now, I'd like to adopt the simple rule:

If your question is about careers, interviewing, hiring, searching for a job, what types of projects are better to tackle early in your career, or anything career-related, just use the tag. Keep it simple; we can figure out how to subcategorize later when it actually becomes a problem.