This symposium brings together five papers that advance research on employability in innovative ways. Philippaers et al. enhance our understanding about the employability – performance relationship based on four empirical studies; Blokker et al. innovate by examining the role of employability during the school-to-work transition; Van der Heijden et al. use multisource data and introduce a person-centered approach to employability; Pajic et al. present the results of a meta-analysis on the antecedents and consequences of employability to summarize the state of the art and; and Peiró and Yeves examine the associations between employability and unemployment among recent graduates.