I hate to disappoint but this battery isn't a measure of your firearm skills in the Scottish Highlands but rather, it is an assessment that measures one's natural abilities including: inductive and deductive reasoning, spatial abilities, visual and musical abilities and learning channels, as well as personal style factors. It is one assessment, amongst many, designed to support individuals in their career development; and it enables managers to compare individuals with the known characteristics of a successful team and see how individuals and groups may behave under stress.

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There are hundreds of assessment tools available now to individuals, recruiters and human resources personnel, thanks to some early work that started in 444 BC. At this time, Empodocles, the founder of the school of medicine in Sicily, categorised behavioural elements in terms of earth, air, fire and water. About 100 years later, Hippocrates determined that four ‘humours' of blood, yellow bile, phlegm and black bile were each thought to be responsible for a different type of personality.

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According to Joyce Russell (The Press, 03/03/2012, p.F1), "career resilient workers are more employable because they have positive and flexible attitudes; are adaptable to change; are willing to take risks and they engage in continuous learning". Russell suggests the key to being career resilient is for people to take control of their own career; to keep their skills relevant; be prepared to undergo a career makeover and be prepared to periodically reinvent themselves if they're looking to make a career transition or switch.

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