My job title is Applications Engineer. In my role, however, I work fully as a Data Scientist. I have tried to indicate my job function in my LinkedIn profile in various ways, including in my Headline, About section, job descriptions, and certifications.
I often receive messages from recruiters seeking applications engineers or field application engineers, and the job descriptions match those of what these positions do, and do not match my experience. Conversely, I do not receive messages from recruiters looking for data scientists. I speculate that my job title is a strong factor contributing to many recruiters' candidate searches, especially because the job descriptions and qualifications usually have little intersection with the qualifications and experience listed in my profile beyond my job title. So I find myself missing out on recruitment opportunities.
What is an appropriate and honest way to indicate my job function on my LinkedIn profile, without getting stuck behind a misleading job title in recruiter searches? In particular, I am interested in doing this such that I will come up for recruiters and companies seeking data scientists.
Thanks for any help!