Late-life career

Keeping working for a few more years

Before you begin planning your pension, you should also think about how you want to spend your last years on the labour market – what we call the late-life career. Therefore, we recommend that you initiate the dialogue early with your employer so that you can have the best framework based on the opportunities that your workplace can offer.

Change should ideally be a happy occasion

Listen to your gut instincts and think about how potential changes might make you happier in your job. After all, the changes people might want at work differ, and you might not even want anything to change. A lot of people who stay on the labour market for a few more years are happy to take a job that matches their specialist expertise or a job where they can pass on the knowledge and experience they have gained over many years.

For example, you may want to consider:

  • How do you feel about your work today?
  • How could it become an even better job?
  • What work tasks would you like to have? 
  • What would it take for you to have a perfect working week?

Start your late-life career with a good dialogue

In order to make a good plan for your late-life career, here is some inspiration for how you can prepare for the dialogue with your employer.

Preparation is an important step

A good place to start is to get an overview of what is financially possible in terms of your needs and wishes for the future. It is also important that you are clear about what kind of job you want and how much responsibility you want to assume. 

For example, you can ask yourself these questions, which are based on where you are in life and the career path you are transitioning out of.

Your stage of life

- What is important to you right now?
- What is the right work/life balance?
- Are you working on the right kinds of work tasks?
- Do you have the amount of flexibility that you want?

Your future

- What are you passionate about?
- What dreams do you have, in terms of work?
- How would you like your life to look like two years from now?
- What is needed to fulfil your wishes?