I have been working in datastage for 1.7 years and I have planned to switch to other company due to my salary being an issue. However, I have 1 arrear (backlog) currently, meaning that I have failed an exam and have not been awarded my college degree. Will this create a problem for my career or I can get a job?

  • 5
    what does arrear mean? Backlog of what?
    – Kilisi
    Jan 22, 2019 at 7:34
  • 1
    You have backlog of work at your current company?
    – Twyxz
    Jan 22, 2019 at 7:35
  • 12
    Indian context, backlog means he has failed in one exam and need to write that exam again to pass the course. Jan 22, 2019 at 8:15
  • Hi @Nanda i have a query out of curiosity & not demotivating or belittling you, how did your current employer agree on hiring you while you are having a backlog as I assume you would not have got your degree awarded to you.
    – penta
    Jan 22, 2019 at 9:56
  • @penta Smaller companies don't care much about the actual degree. Jan 22, 2019 at 13:25

1 Answer 1


Usually MNC's usually won't consider people with arrears, unless with large experience. Its more than ok on smaller companies.

My advice is to take a job in a smaller company, study and pass the arrear and switch to MNCs (if you are interested).

  • 1
    @Nanda.kumar047 If its all right, please accept the answer. Jan 22, 2019 at 15:14

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .