Sims 4 Career Cheats

Sims 4 Career Cheats
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Written by 

Kiera Mills


6th Apr 2023 11:00


Sims 4 career cheats are an easy way of getting to the top of the corporate ladder without any effort. In The Sims 4, job progression can be difficult if you send your sim to work in a bad mood or without achieving specific skills, which may impact your work performance. Whether it's for easier gameplay or story-telling purposes, here is a list of career cheats you can use to instantly rise in the ranks of the employment world.

How to enable cheats in The Sims 4

cheat box in The Sims 4
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To use any cheat in The Sims, you must enable cheats in your game. To do this, summon the cheat box by pressing CTRL + Shift + C if on PC, or by pressing in all four triggers if playing on console. For Mac users, it is Command + Shift + C.

Once the box appears in the top-left corner of the screen type the following:

testingcheats true

This will enable the use of cheats in your game, by typing additional commands into the box.

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Career promotion cheats in The Sims 4

Doctor career in The Sims 4
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To promote yourself in your career first, make sure you're employed in the correct profession. Next, type 'careers.promote' and add on the profession of choice. The cheat will promote you once, so if you want to max out the career, you'll have to repeat the cheat. Alternatively, if you swap out 'promote' to 'demote' your sim will be demoted in their career. For example 'careers.demote Activist' will demote your sim a rank in the activist career.

If you have the relevant packs installed, the professions and their cheat codes are as follows:

  • promote Activist
  • promote Actor
  • promote Astronaut
  • promote Athletic
  • promote Business
  • promote careers_Adult_CivilDesigner
  • promote Conservationist
  • promote Criminal
  • promote careers_Adult_Freelancer_Agency_Maker
  • promote careers_adult_Critic
  • promote Culinary
  • promote Detective
  • promote Doctor
  • promote careers_Adult_Education
  • promote careers_Adult_Engineer
  • promote Entertainer
  • promote Adult_Gardener
  • promote careers_Adult_Law
  • promote Military
  • promote Painter
  • promote adult_active_Scientist
  • promote SecretAgent
  • promote SocialMedia
  • promote Influencer
  • promote TechGuru
  • promote adult_Writer


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All part-time job promotion cheats in The Sims 4

Retail career in The Sims 4
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With additional detail, you can also use the promote cheat for part-time jobs, if you need your students to make extra cash whilst studying. These are as follows:

  • promote PartTime_Babysitter
  • promote PartTime_Barista
  • promote PartTime_Diver
  • promote career_Volunteer_E-Sports
  • promote PartTime_FastFood
  • promote PartTime_Fisherman
  • promote PartTime_Lifeguard
  • promote PartTime_Manual
  • promote PartTime_Retail
  • promote careers_Volunteer_SoccerTeam

Sims 4 School Cheats

Increase school performance cheat in The Sims 4
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If you wish to share success with your sim children, the following are cheats to increase school grades.

  • promote Gradeschool (raises a child’s school performance)
  • promote Highschool (raises a teen’s school performance)
  • demote Gradeschool (lowers a child’s school performance)
  • demote Highschool (lowers a teen’s school performance)

Other Sims 4 career cheats

Change career outfit cheat in The Sims 4
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For all other career cheats, see listed below.

  • add_career (careername) – Employs your Sim to that career
  • remove_career (careername) – sim will quit the career
  • retire (careername) – sim will quit their job and receive a pension every week
  • sims.modify_career_outfit_in_cas {SimID} – This changes the career outfit your sim will go to work in.

To use the modify career outfit cheat you'll need access to your Sim ID, which is a long number unique to your sim. To find this, enter the following cheat:

sims.get_sim_id_by_name (full name of your sim)

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