Answered by Stephanie, Hiring Expert at AT&T Inc., on Monday, April 1, 2019
If we were in a face to face conversation, I would probably ask you why you think you are perceived as a bad risk? Is it because there has been some suggestion that because you already have education and experience in ONE area that is the only thing you can ever do in your career? That would be terrible if we all had to do the same thing forever and ever. You are a good risk because you have a proven track record of success. You have demonstrated that you can become an expert and build a "highly sought after" career out of it. That is not something everyone can do. Lead with the foundation of that success and use it as a jumping off place for why you would be excellent in a new role. Recruiters are looking for the best people to fill their open jobs, and naturally if they see someone who is highly skilled they are going to suggest that match. It doesn't mean they won't be able to see potential, especially if you elevator pitch about why you are looking for something new to take on!