#1156: “How Do I Start Listening to Myself about My Job Search and Cut off Unwanted Advice?”

Hello Captain Awkward - Please forgive me if you've done this one before. I've looked into the archives and I haven't found one specifically about this. Basically I (she/her pronouns) have been unemployed for a year. No matter what I do, I have only had three interviews in that time despite going to three job … Continue reading #1156: “How Do I Start Listening to Myself about My Job Search and Cut off Unwanted Advice?”

#1153: “Help with unwanted criticism after public speaking.”

Dear Captain Awkward, I (she/her pronouns) do a lot of public speaking. I take this seriously and practice/prepare a lot, have worked with a professional speech coach, and often watch videos of my talks afterwards with a trusted friend to discuss ways I can improve in the future. Although most of the audience feedback after … Continue reading #1153: “Help with unwanted criticism after public speaking.”

Short Answer Friday/Chat – August 3 – Pledge Drive Concludes

Hello, it's on! Patrons can submit questions here (advantage: 1st dibs, more words). Anyone/Everyone can submit on Twitter (@CAwkward, #awkwardfriday), questions close at noon Chicago time, I answer as many as I can and update as I go between noon and 1pm. Whatever I don't have time for gets held over for next week. Comments … Continue reading Short Answer Friday/Chat – August 3 – Pledge Drive Concludes

#1128: “Tired of waiting for a marriage proposal.” + Summer Pledge Drive Continues

Dear Captain Awkward: I (35F) have been with my boyfriend (36M) for sixteen months now. We met online and I moved with him after roughly two months. He has led me to believe that he would propose marriage in the time frame of two or three months. He told me this roughly six to eight … Continue reading #1128: “Tired of waiting for a marriage proposal.” + Summer Pledge Drive Continues

It Came From The Search Terms: Something ‘Bout July + Summer Pledge Drive

Time for the monthly tradition where we answer the things people typed into search engines as if they are questions. Before we get to it, it's Pledge Drive Time! Twice a year, winter and summer, I interrupt our usual programming to remind folks that fun stuff like the Search Terms posts and the Friday short … Continue reading It Came From The Search Terms: Something ‘Bout July + Summer Pledge Drive

#1120: The Creepy Guy In The Friend Group, Revisited: Four More Geek Social Fallacies

Content note: After the jump I mention Rape Threats Dudes Have Sent Me for saying what I think about creepy dudes. Dear Captain, Over the past several years I've drifted to the periphery of a friend group where one member is a sexist creep. I immediately found him slimy and pushy and off-putting upon meeting … Continue reading #1120: The Creepy Guy In The Friend Group, Revisited: Four More Geek Social Fallacies