Depending on what job you are looking to get, you may want to check in to seeing about making up some promotional products for yourself as if you were to open up your own business with whatever field you decide to go with. Items like these would look more professional and would help you get a job easier if you would make them yourself.
Of course it would take a lot of work making things for your portfolio but it will all be worth it once you impress the employers. You might also need to save up some money for all the material you're going to be buying, but it's just a small investment. Nothing to get all worked up over in fear that you would be spending all of your money on your portfolio when you can just buy one.
Promotional products can include making your own t-shirt with your made up business on them or it can include making your favorite animal with your business on it because maybe your business has your favorite animal in its title. You would also want to include all the basics like your logo. Letterhead, envelopes, business cards, and other different items you would want to put on there.
To avoid making a mistake because you would always want to do it just one time and then be done with it, you can do a search on the internet for sample portfolios that you could go by. It's very important not to copy down their work and make it your own. You would want to create your portfolio from your mind and have all the items on their that would benefit your made up business.
You might want to put all of your promotional items and make into a book or you can just put it on a poster board. You can even make a jewelry box from scratch and put items in there. That would really impress employers but what impresses them the most is when they see your creativity come out onto whatever you have decided to put it on.
Before you start getting really excited and doing all of this, you might want to research it first so you can kind of get an idea on what to do and how you would start off by doing it. Don't forget you're just getting ideas so start by searching promotional products in your favorite search engine and you may come up with all kinds of different results.
You can either choose to look for the thousands of results that may come up or you can narrow your search down and put quotes in when you search for whatever you would be looking for. Make sure you click on the best example that you feel would help you out the most in regarding what you're doing your portfolio on.
Using promotional products for your portfolio is a great way to get noticed by employers because when you're looking for a job, you want to make sure that your resume will be on top of the huge stack they have in their office. Whatever you have decided to go with for your portfolio that's how you would want your potential employer to remember you by whether or not you didn't get the job.