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The Search For Talent

The search process is a methodical, systematic approach that we have developed over the past thirty years. Our Matrix/model insures a successful effort. However, our experience shows us that there is no magic in recruitment, but lots of hard "detective" work, and a sense, based upon years of experience, for the kinds of technical and personal skills that will work with our client. A candidate's personal profile and personality fit with our client are critical issues, which we address along with the technical skills and criteria established for the position. No two clients or individuals are the same, but our goal is to match the right person with the right company for the long term, and the dozens of companies we have worked with will attest to our skill at that.

Our goal is to present candidates within 30 days of starting a search assignment. We have thousands of geoscientists, engineers and landmen, as well as, executives in our database, which we are continually upgrading and revising. Each search effort includes the following components:

Initial client meeting and the development of job specs
Recruitment, search, networking and candidate calling and sourcing
Candidate interviews, reference checks and background checks
Client interviews and selection

We stay with the process to a final, successful conclusion and in fact stay in touch with our placements over the years to insure for a successful match.

The next decade will be a serious challenge for the worldwide energy industry. Hydrocarbon demand will continue to grow, production will decline, and the numbers of quality staff to work in the industry are getting harder to find and keep. With the impending retirement of the "baby boomers", the problem will be even more pronounced. Getting more with less will become the watchword in the industry as companies' management must be constantly engaged in the identification and recruitment of outstanding technical staff.

  Dougan & Associates
2002 Timberloch Place, Suite 200 / The Woodlands, Texas 77380
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