When does helping become cheating
February 3, 2012 2:31 AM Subscribe
How much help is too much help when it comes to a friend's application to an accountancy training programme?
posted by muhonnin to Work & Money (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
A friend is applying for entry-level training programmes within various accountancy firms. Her English language skills are advanced, but not quite fluent. Her comprehension is great, but while her speaking and writing are always clear and effective, she makes frequent minor grammatical errors. She has asked me to review her applications with a view to checking if she's including the kinds of things that employers are looking for--she hasn't specifically asked me to check her grammar, but the applications contain several small mistakes. Should I provide corrections for each of the errors, let them stand so as not to provide employers with a misleading picture of her level of fluency, or steer a middle course? Any guidance (especially from those who process applications of this kind) would be most welcome. . . .