I have few years of experience as a senior java team leader, but now I have finished my master's degree in AI and I would like to work in this field (with python). I have no commercial experience in python but I feel comfortable with it and most of the popular libraries. The problem is 100% of the offers that I am receiving are related to java. I have lowered my salary expectations with AI to 1/3 of what they offer me in java but still, no offers in AI.
Another problem is that in the current company I am also an IT manager, but I have no problem becoming junior python/AI/data science dev again. I feel like it scares recruiters away (since month when I have added "manager" to LinkedIn, I am getting like 5x less offers).
I feel like recruiters think "oh, he can get 3x cash in java than in python so I'll just offer him java because surely everyone lives only for money".
It's like my past experience is working against me instead of helping me, which is quite surprising to me. The only way I see is removing from cv my java and managing experience and play the role of a wannabe junior python without commercial experience, but this seems quite cheesy especially if they will ask directly.
What can I do to get a job and change my specialization from senior java to junior python?