The Sims 4 career cheats to get ahead in the workplace

Sims 4 career cheats
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If you're looking for Sims 4 career cheats to give you a corporate leg-up, we have good news. The Sims 4 is a huge game with an ever-growing assortment of expansions, so it makes sense that you might be looking to cut corners when it comes to professional success and focus on your gardening.

With the help of these handy Sims 4 career cheat codes, you'll be promoted in an instant. That means you can start a job, quit a job you hate, retire completely, or even change your work uniforms entirely on a whim - no more ugly burger-flipper apron for you! 

If this sounds too specific for you, our general Sims 4 cheats guide will put you in control of your game in a broader sense, from easy Simoleon cashflow to debug or secret menus. We're here for a more specific reason, though; here's a look at the best Sims 4 career cheats, guaranteed to help you master the grind in no time.

How to enable The Sims 4 career cheats

Before you can start enabling cheats in The Sims 4, you’ll need to open the cheat console following the simple rules below:

  • The Sims 4 PC cheats: Hold Ctrl and Shift, then press c
  • The Sims 4 Mac cheats: Hold Command (⌘) and Shift, then press c
  • The Sims 4 PS4 cheats: Hold down all the four shoulder buttons at once
  • The Sims 4 Xbox One cheats: Hold down all four shoulder buttons at once

As long as you get it right a text box will appear across the top of the screen where you can enter your cheat codes.

The Sims 4 career cheats

the sims 4 career cheats

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With these The Sims 4 career cheats you can get yourself that automatic promotion without any of the effort. They literally take the work out of work. Simply enter careers.promote in your cheat console followed by the name of the career you want to advance your Sim in and voila (make sure you have started this career first though). Each time you use these cheats, you’ll advance a level so you might even fancy repeating this cheat until you reach the top of the ladder.

Once you’ve enabled Sim 4 career cheats with the instructions above, make sure you’ve clicked on the Sim you want to level up. You can also use the cheats below and replace promote with demote, if you want to take your Sim down a few pegs. Once you’ve enabled cheats, you must type testingCheats true into the console and then use any of the relevant cheats below.

The Sims 4 full-time career promotion cheats

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

The Sim 4 career heats don’t stop with your full-time careers though. If you’re holding down a part-time career and want to earn a little more, you can use the following cheats to win that easy promotion.

The Sims 4 part-time career promotion cheats

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

And there’s a few more extra career cheats to try out below if you want to fiddle with the career choices of your Sims.

Additional The Sim 4 career cheats

  • careers.add_career {careername} - adds a career to your Sim
  • careers.remove_career {careername} - quit career
  • careers.retire {careername} - quit and receive a pension every week
  • Sims.modify_career_outfit_in_cas {SimID} - change career outfit in Create a Sim

It is important to note though that some of the careers listed above exist only in expansion packs such as The Sims 4: City Living or The Sims 4: Eco Lifestyle so they won’t work unless you have purchased and installed the expansion packs.

The cheats don’t have to stop there. If you want to try out some other tricks, check out some of our extra The Sims 4 cheat content.

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