There was a time when a job was for life; this is no longer the case. You may change your career direction for any one of a number of reasons. Whatever the reason, you need to present your experience in a way that is attractive to those outside your sector.
See a new start as an opportunity to make the most of skills you enjoy.
Too many people seeking a change of career direction will use a chronological CV format. This means that the potential employer must try and distil from a range of previous experience (which at first glance is not apparently relevant) the skills in which ...