Update: The 2015 SourceCon Challenge

If you’ve been reading SourceCon for very long, you know that the annual SourceCon challenge is a big deal. Each year top sourcers compete for the title of the SourceCon Sourcing Grand Master. To catch up on the history of the challenge, read about the past winners on the SourceCon Challenge Wall of Fame.

This years challenge (which officially launched last month in Seattle) will be separated into 2 parts. Participants who complete the first round will be eligible to participate in the final round this summer (and onsite at the fall conference). The winner of the final round will be crowned at the end of the the SourceCon fall event in Dallas.

So far, only 15 people have solved the first challenge (9 from the US, 6 from Europe).

Its not too late to start! Details are below:

You will search for someone with a unique skill set who may be the perfect fit for a position, or may know someone. Happy Hunting.

When you are ready, please email: scchallenger@gmail.com to get the first clue. “The hunt for the purple squirrel”

What you need to know:

You need to know that if you complete all parts of the challenge, there is the requirement for you to attend the SourceCon conference in Dallas in October 2015 for a final piece. We have designed Part One to be a shorter challenge, so “not having time” should not be an excuse for not trying or participating! Plus, you might just have a great time!! Part 2 will be released in the very near future.

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 Fine Print:

You do not have to be a 2015 March conference attendee to participate in the challenge.

All participants who complete all of the online portions of the challenge will be eligible to participate in the final onsite challenge for the title of The 2015 SourceCon Grand Master.

The onsite portion of the challenge will be at the next SourceCon event in Dallas September 17/18, 2015.

Jeremy Roberts is a Senior Solutions Consultant with Seekout and was the Editor of SourceCon from 2013 to 2016. Prior to joining the ERE Media team, he spent over a decade working as a recruiter, sourcer, and sourcing manager.

This time was spent in diverse environments, including third party agency settings (retained and contingent), recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) providers, and internal corporate HR departments. His previous employers include the MHA Group, Ajilon Finance, Korn Ferry Futurestep, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, and Randstad Sourceright, US. He resides in Corinth, TX with his wife and 3 children.