5 Questions: Social Media, Pets, and How to Choose a Foreign Language (Ep. 211)

Oh hey there. It looks like you had some questions for us — five of them, in fact.

Because we’d hate to leave you with so many unanswered mysteries, we’ll be dedicating this week’s episode to these fine topics:

  • How can I use social media without sacrificing my peace, focus, and free time?
  • How can I take care of a pet if I’m always busy?
  • How can I explain to a potential employer why my resume is so lacking?
  • Which are better: eBooks, audio books, or paper books?
  • How can you try out a language before committing so you know you’re picking the right one?

As always, if you’ve got questions you’d like us to answer, feel free to reach out via pretty much anything you can think of. Bonus points if you use the CIG Reddit community or either of our social media accounts, listed below.

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  • 0:10:12 – Using social media while also not wasting time on it
  • 0:23:39 – How to take care of a pet if you’re always busy
  • 0:31:25 – Sponsor: Skillshare (Learning new skills)
  • 0:33:28 – Applying to internships without much job experience
  • 0:39:56 – Audio books, e-books or paper books?
  • 0:46:41 – Learning a language by “dating” it for a while
  • 0:55:16 – Conclusion

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5 Questions: Social Media, Pets, and How to Choose a Foreign Language

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