I graduated from my master's program in International Relations just four months ago in May. I went to a top-10 school for my field of study in the US. I am still in the process of looking for employment, but to no avail. Apparently, the US job market is very tight with seemingly many available job opportunities.
The problem is that for the jobs that I am interested in, I lack experience because most to all of them require at least a certain number of years of experience. However, for other jobs that should be seemingly easy for me to get, I am overqualified. I got rejected by jobs that I am overqualified for too, such as a cashier position among many other rejections. I know that misrepresenting academic credentials are seen as the worst offense on the job seeker's part, but oftentimes the case that person is dishonestly boosting academic credentials.
Would it be okay for me to omit my master's program and undergraduate graduation date (just listing my undergraduate education) from my resume? I realize that my current lifestyle as a job seeker is unsustainable in the long run.