I'm starting to explore new opportunities and find myself in a not-so-great predicament.
First and foremost, I've been working at the same company 20 years. On top of that, I only have one other professional job that precedes that (my first job out of college).
Due to the fact that I've lost touch with most of my coworkers from my previous job (20 years ago), I don't have too many viable references there. On top of that, the people that can vouch for my more current skills still work with me at the same current company. I have a few people I can depend on for references, but not sure how much weight they'll have in the eyes of an employer.
Will the lack of a strong reference list be a detriment to landing a new job?