There seems to be a strong consensus that we need a new custom close reason to ban “I want to do X, Here's My Life Story…” questions. See the meta discussion here.
User Emrakul proposed the following:
This question appears to be off-topic because it is not answerable by the Academia community; you may need to ask someone specific to your situation, as the general public cannot completely answer this question.
I am not too keen on referring the the academia community as the "general public" and was hoping to get some feedback on the exact wording.