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My company is hiring for an internship and I have friend who has the qualifications and is interested in the job. I was wondering if I could give his documents to HR myself, and sell him a little bit. I don't know if that's weird or could be seen as "cheating". The normal way to apply is to send the documents online, but I figured if I give them the documents in person he'd have a higher chance of being on top of the stack.
Should I tell them right away that the guy is my friend, or should I be more vague and just tell them I've worked with him before and it went well (which is not a lie)?