Graduate Employability 2.0 explores a different way of engaging with learning and teaching for life and career post-university. Graduate Employability 1.0 emphasised the skills, knowledge, and attributes that individual students can learn in order to be able to obtain or create work and perform well in work situations. In the Graduate Employability 2.0 era, individual skills, knowledge and attributes are still important, but so are professional relationships and networks, how they are developed, and how people make the most of them. The ‘2.0’ signifies the central importance of the social, digitally networked world in which we now all live. This presentation explores the important roles of social capital and networks on various facets of professional life in the 21st century (including career development, innovation and complex problem solving, and professional learning), and proposes ways forward for higher education in fostering students’ social network capabilities for life and work now and into the digital future.