If you are interviewing employees for your new pet store, you may want to ask if they are resourceful. If they are, it means they are good at problem solving, and this could come in very handy.

Think of resourceful people as “full of resources,” or tools for coming up with solutions. They adapt well to new or difficult situations and they are able to think creatively. For example, if a snake gets loose in the pet store, a resourceful person will be able to figure out how to lure it back into its cage again.

Definitions of resourceful

adj having inner resources; adroit or imaginative

“someone who is resourceful is capable of dealing with difficult situations”
“an able and resourceful politician”
“the most resourceful cook in town”
(usually followed by `of') having capacity or ability