Does the careers area have a forum like the other areas? It seems to be the only area that is not forum based. People who need jobs would benefit from a forum, wouldn't they?
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We don't have "forums" anywhere on Stack Exchange; we have question and answer websites. Maybe this seems like nitpicking to you but the distinction is important to the character of Stack Exchange: We don't have discussions as you often see on a forum, we have people asking questions, with several proposed answers.
If you think that the careers area needs a Q&A area, then what problem are you hoping it will solve? You can propose sites on Area 51, though.
Career oriented questions have demonstrated to be an ill fit for our Q&A engine. The questions tend to repeat themselves, with not much changing in each incarnation. Questions regarding career paths also become exponentially more localized as they become more and more specific, and we can't encourage people to not be as specific as possible when asking questions.
Chat, however would be more than suited for this type of discussion. There's also nothing wrong with starting your own (more conventional) forum to handle important topics that just don't fit well inside Q&A.