Claire Stroh Petrie

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Claire Stroh Petrie, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP, is an HR Practitioner in Buffalo, NY. She has used LinkedIn, Twitter, and networking to build her personal brand and uncover new opportunities for herself and the companies she’s worked for. She’s passionate about helping other professionals do the same! Claire has many years of successively diverse human resources management experience with privately-owned and publicly-traded global leaders. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in HR from the University at Buffalo and an MBA from Niagara University. She is an active member and blogger for SHRM, and also a member of SHRM’s Young Professional Advisory Council (YPAC). She serves as the Professional Development Director on the Buffalo Niagara Human Resources Association (BNHRA) Board of Directors, a Board Member and Camp Counselor for Empower Camp, and is an Organizer for DisruptHR Buffalo. 

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All I can say is… 2018 has been my year! Before this year, I had only been to company conferences. Between #SHRM18 and #SHRMlead, my perspective on networking and professional development has completely changed. I’ve been missing out on so much all of these years!

October 9, 2018




September 7, 2018



The day comes where your manager or recruiter says, "I need your help with these phone interviews. Are you ready?"

Yes! Take that next step!

Here's what I prepared to make sure I got the information I needed.

Experience Questions

August 21, 2018



Ghosting can occur in many parts of the candidate/employee lifecycle. Three points in time specifically stand out to me - the applicant, the candidate, and the new hire – where HR partners, recruiters and hiring managers can make some changes to minimize their chances of being ghosted. What is common between all three of these? The importance of timely communication! 

The Applicant 

August 9, 2018



#SHRM18 was my first national SHRM conference, and I cannot thank Mary Kaylor and SHRM enough for making attending possible for me! I had a wonderful time – the blogger lounge, seating area for the keynotes, food (& coffee <3), sessions, book store and expo floor were all top-notch. It exceeded my expectations to see everything so well done and all the details taken care of.

June 25, 2018




June 15, 2018


I’m so excited to meet Jennifer McClure at the annual SHRM conference this year – June 17th through 20th in Chicago. I chose to interview Jennifer because she is an inspiration to me at this point in my career. I am a member of the DisruptHR Buffalo planning committee, in a new role as an external recruiter, and a first time attendee of the annual SHRM conference, so her insights below were so wonderful! The amazing speakers are one of the awesome reasons you should attend #SHRM18 this year. I hope to see you there!


February 22, 2018



February 20, 2018



I like to help out students at my alma mater where I received my Bachelor’s degree – the University at Buffalo School of Management. A few times a year they host amazing events I like to be a part of such as “Coffee Cup Conversations” (kind of like speed dating between students and professionals) and “Career Passport Conference” where I present to groups of students on what I did during my time at UB and after, to establish my career.

January 19, 2018