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 Upworthy.com 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.
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.