While the debate about retirement age continues the fact is that more and more people are retiring younger or, thanks to increased life expectancy are still well capable of working beyond what is the generally accepted retirement age in Ireland at this time. For these people retirement is an opportunity to evaluate life and the place that further work, either paid or unpaid, will play in it. This means that many people facing either voluntary or compulsory retirement are seeking new opportunities to find a path of self-fulfilment through another occupation in either the voluntary or paid sectors. In the case of voluntary sector involvement, this is well catered for in our regular retirement courses.
For those seeking to continue in a paid occupation, some may have the opportunity to continue to be engaged in their current employment. More generally, however, the majority are not provided with this opportunity and are therefore seeking to explore new ways of getting back into the jobs market.
If the job you are about to leave was simply a job and something that paid the bills, it may be time to take stock of yourself and to work on the appropriate life balance that would suit you. There may be need for re-training or further education to gain access to meaningful work or the development of a new skill set. Arising out of that you will have a totally new lifestyle with good work-life balance.
To help you do this we can offer you the choice of workshops or individual coaching with professionals who have been involved in career and life planning for the last 20 years.
If you are approaching retirement and considering how to Work Beyond Retirement, we can help you identify your transferable skills and expertise that will be your passport to a fulfilling future after your retirement.