Ethics of Finding Work

I am a burgeoning UX Designer and Web Developer, and as I continue my search for entry-level employment in the field I find myself continuously needing to oversell myself including stretching the truth on how long I've been working in the field and claiming to be fluent with a software I've only just started using. I'm usually a very honest person, and wouldn't even be doing things like this if it didn't feel like the only possibility of even getting an interview for that first position. My quandree is, is this normal? Do people do this often? Or should I stop stretching the truth and stick to the hard facts of the truth?

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