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Did you wake up today thinking - ‘I love my profession but hate my job?' 
The thing is - if you don't love the industry you work in - work will only be fulfilling to a point.  It's a fact that within every industry there is room for professionals with great skills.  Here are some tips on changing your industry and not your profession...
Accountancy is probably a great example!  If you presently work in an accountancy role you have skills that could be used in a multitude of businesses.  Take fashion for example - every fashion company needs an accountant so it is great to consider a move into a fashion company if you are presently working in an industry you don't enjoy.  Often the key is your ability to transfer your skills and making it clear to an employer that your skills can translate.
Fashion is a product or item based business.  You need to understand inventory and your skills need to be in line with a business that has inventory to manage.  Make sure when you apply for a role in fashion that you make comparisons between the industry you have been working in and fashion. 
If you have been working in a multitude of roles from IT to accountancy, warehousing or inventory purchasing, sales & marketing transferring your skills into fashion will be widely acceptable.  Make sure in your resume you stress your skills in inventory management, sales or marketing of product and your understanding of inventory and product. Draw parallels to management tools you use in your present job to those that are used within a fashion business.
You are also going to need to consider the seasonal pace of fashion and illustrate in your resume the ability to adapt from your present industry into one that may be faster paced.  One of the most required criteria in fashion is an ability to manage multiple tasks in a busy work environment.  It sounds like most industries, but fashion can tend to have an extra tinge of ‘fast paced'.  So in your resume you need to illustrate that you are used to working to strict deadlines and can cope with seasonal pace.
One of the hardest things to do is change profession and industry; be careful not to confuse your dissatisfaction with your job.  If you can find reasons why you like your profession you are better off looking for a new industry to apply your skills rather than looking at a total reinvention of everything you know.  From an employment perspective you have a much better chance of getting the job you want within an industry you love if you have some professional skills to apply... 
Go on, do something about it today and waking up tomorrow might feel really different...

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