Infographics are being used widely for a variety of purposes, including the infographic resume. CoDesign has a great piece on what goes into a good infographic. Turns out the secret is a good narrative.
What starts as boring data will become a boring infographic unless a great story can be found. Infographics start with a unique intent. It might be clarifying a complex set of data, explaining a process, highlighting a trend, or supporting some kind of argument. Finding a great narrative is the first hurdle.