The Rowbo Show

With Radio Talk Show Host
Mark Rowbottom

This is a show where I deal with careers and conundrums. Over the course of my long tenured business I have influenced and helped thousands of people in their careers. I’ve enjoyed this part of my work more than any other aspect – I love helping others! I have coached on everything from resume writing, interview preparation, giving/working your notice and the on boarding processes. While doing all of this I have gained a library of knowledge. The biggest piece of knowledge has been every situation is a snowflake or unique. There is no template for the right answer or decision. I deal with people on people and it cannot get more complicated in life. We all share these challenges and my goal is to share my knowledge and to give back for all of those people in my life that have moved me forward. We are talking about tough personal business situations that are real and need to be dealt with. We all have career issues, what is yours? I may be of assistance to you and man do I love that!

The Rowbo Show airs on Riverwest Radio WXRW 104.1 FM.

If you have a question that you’d like me to address on the air, I’d encourage you to contact me at because I’d love to help you with the unique challenges you might be experiencing.

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The Rowbo Show’s intro theme music is provided by The Rockin’ Psalms


May 11, 2020
COVID -19 and the re-entry into the workplace.

May 4, 2020
Elective surgeries in the Pandemic crisis.

April 20, 2020
COVID’s impact’s with Restaurant owner Chris Leffler

What do you do with all of your employees, PT and FT?
Curbside pickups, Risks of reopening a bar/Restaurant.
PPP, small business grants and
having an elective surgery in a Virus Pandemic.

April 13, 2020
Coronavirus impacts, Zoom use and Etiquette and Government subsidies
Greg Doersching, Ron Philleo and Laura Lindner return to discuss the past week with the Pandemic and coping mechanisms. Getting yourself on-line and in-line today! Proper Zoom Backgrounds and noise control. How to cope alone and in isolation.

Watch Episode #15 on Zoom

April 6, 2020
4 studio guests including: An employment and labor Law Attorney – Laura Lindner, The Director of Talent Acquisition from Clarios Corp. Mike Ganiere, Professional work from home expert Greg Doersching and a small business owner with commercial properties and the top Property and casualty insurance company in SE WI – Ron Philleo join Mark on the Rowbo Show. We covered applying for UI, SBA loans, work at home rules and much more all on the Virus’ impacts, thus far.

Thursday, March 12, 2020
Internal Interviews and Handling Nervousness. Counteroffers!

Our Guest Greg Doersching handles Interview nervousness and preparing for
internal interviews with our callers. The Psychology behind counter offers,
job acceptance, accepting offers and timing of events related to the same.

The Rowbo Show-2020-02-27-16:00:00
Sadly, Todays show was about Mass killings in the workplace triggered by the
tragic Molson Coors Rampage yesterday in Milwaukee leaving 6 dead.
We also touched on pre-employment testing
and what can be done to prevent tragedies like this.

The Rowbo Show-2020-02-20
Small Business owners discuss good & Bad hires, salary and employee issues they face. Kent Tabor owner of Embedtek was a studio guest and multiple callers shared their conundrums. Bad social media posts!

The Rowbo Show-2020-02-13
We discussed calculated career moves with leaving a Union, Coming out of an early retirement and the impacts on these 2 callers. Networking and its value in your career whether early in or in your later years. CIO Michael O’Brien was our studio guest. Thank you Michael!

February 6, 2020
We covered Internal Recruiters vs. Externals recruiters and their very different roles. Callers conundrums included a young Woman (28) in Philly who wants to move to Denver after receiving a large bonus and going to Paris for a trade show as the top Co. Rep, come back and quit. We ended up hitting the cons of counter-offers also and more…

Thursday, January 23, 2020
On today’s show, Ken called in and is trying to manage getting multiple offers aligned with each other. Mike Ganiere was a guest and HR Manager from Clarios (former JCI Power Solutions). We discussed, interview mistakes, Applicant tracking systems (ATS), Follow up notes and more…

Intro theme music by The Rockin’ Psalms

Thursday, January 16, 2020
We dealt with this and ageism issues and how to deal and prosper.
Our caller had lost 2 big jobs unexpectedly.
Deceitful Resumes and more!

jammin’ intro music = The Rockin’ Psalms

Thursday, January 9, 2020
Today’s show included a caller from the HR perspective on candidates
and lack of preparation and inappropriate behaviors in interviews.
We also had a guest speaker, Colleen, a recent graduate who discussed
her quest for her first job after graduating college.

Intro music provided by The Rockin’ Psalms

Thursday, January 2, 2020
Today’s show was about discrimination in the workplace,
and intelligently deciding when and if you should retaliate.
Our callers asked some great questions about their personal conundrums.

Intro music courtesy of The Rockin’ Psalms

Thursday, December 26, 2019
Today we are discussing ageism and discrimination and what you can do about it.
There are successful and unsuccessful litigated cases that we talk about.

Today’s break music: “When I Am Moved” by The Rockin’ Psalms

Thursday, December 19, 2019
Today’s show was about resume writing and the “do’s and dont’s.”
We covered customizing resumes to fit the job as well as
taking into consideration the common usage in many companies of
Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
in reviewing resumes as well as specific issues candidates have faced.

Today’s break music: “How Excellent” by The Rockin’ Psalms

Thursday, December 5, 2019
This week’s show discussed why job postings are not real,
job descriptions being a joke
and sending resumes in and hearing nothing back!

Thursday, November 21, 2019
This show is about interview preparation
and everything throughout the grueling process.

Thursday, November 7, 2019
Today we discussed dealing with your unemployment,
some future topics and announced next weeks show on interview preparation.