I would NEVER normally advocate applying for a job with an "infographic resume", but a crucial part of effective communication is knowing your target audience.

When the startup started hiring social media curators, I had to find ways to separate myself from the thousands of other applicants. Upworthy was the fastest-growing media website at the time, and they were shining a spotlight on important matters with their brand of social media science. The company uses graphics, text and a compelling message to bring millions of views to content providers. The core staff consisted of young entrepreneurs, artists, writers and coders trying to make a difference in the world.

I took a calculated risk and decided a vibrant, clear infographic resume could be the first step in demonstrating that I was the right person for the job. I worked with an excellent freelance graphic designer to emphasize my strong history of producing viral videos, some of which had already been featured on their website.

Here is a link to the working document I used to collaborate with the graphic designer.

The key to working well with graphic designers, especially motion graphic designers, is having a crystal clear idea of what you want to communicate.

The infographic resume was a success. It got me in the door--after the interview process and sample writing tests, I was one of 10 social media curators hired by Upworthy.