Sims 4 Career Promotion Cheat Explained

If you can't beat 'em, cheat 'em.

The Sims 4 has a wide variety of careers to pursue to make your character’s dreams come true, from activists and social media influencers to astronauts and doctors. Though, getting a promotion in those careers isn’t a simple walk in the park – it takes time, hard work, and money, and in the busy life of The Sims, you may not always have those options. Luckily, the cheat menu lets you take advantage of living in the digital world, where you’re able to cheat your way to the top without as much real-life exploitation. Here’s The Sims 4 career promotion cheat system explained, with all cheats listed.

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Sims 4 Career Promotion Cheat Explained

Career promotion cheats in The Sims 4 allow you to instantly be promoted in whatever job you choose. They can also be used to be hired into another career instantly, quit any career, and even retire. If your Sim is in a career they love, but you don’t want to go through the trouble of getting their next promotion, simply enter the appropriate career cheat code to instantly receive the benefits of climbing the corporate ladder.

How to Enable Cheats in The Sims 4

To enable cheats in The Sims 4, you’ll need to press a couple of buttons based on which platform you’re playing.

  • On PC – hold Ctrl and Shift and press C
  • On Mac – hold Command and Shift and press C
  • On PlayStation 4 – Hold down R1, R2, L1, and L2 simultaneously
  • On Xbox One – Hold down left bumper, left trigger, right bumper, and right trigger simultaneously

If performed correctly, you should see a text prompt appear on your screen. This is where you’ll enter your cheats.

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The Sims 4 Career Promotion Cheats – Listed

To advance in a career, type one of the following commands into your cheat menu prompt:

Cheat CodeResult
careers.add_career {careername}Add a career to your Sim
careers.promote ActivistPromotion for the Politician career
careers.promote ActorPromotion for the Acting career
careers.promote adult_active_ScientistPromotion for the Scientist career
careers.promote Adult_GardenerPromotion for the Gardener career
careers.promote adult_WriterPromotion for the Writer career
careers.promote AstronautPromotion for the Astronaut career
careers.promote AthleticPromotion for the Athlete career
careers.promote BusinessPromotion for the Business career
careers.promote career_Volunteer_E-SportsPromotion for the E-Sports career
careers.promote careers_Adult_CivilDesignerPromotion for the Civil Designer career
careers.promote careers_adult_CriticPromotion for the Critic career
careers.promote careers_Adult_EducationPromotion for the Education career
careers.promote careers_Adult_EngineerPromotion for the Engineering career
careers.promote careers_Adult_Freelancer_Agency_MakerPromotion for the Freelance Crafter career
careers.promote careers_Adult_LawPromotion for the Law career
careers.promote careers_Volunteer_SoccerTeamPromotion for the Soccer Team
careers.promote ConservationistPromotion for the Conservationist career
careers.promote CriminalPromotion for the Criminal career
careers.promote CulinaryPromotion for the Culinary career
careers.promote DetectivePromotion for the Detective career
careers.promote DoctorPromotion for the Doctor career
careers.promote DramaClubPromotion for the Drama Club
careers.promote EntertainerPromotion for the Entertainer career
careers.promote GradeschoolPromote a child’s grade in Grade School
careers.promote HighschoolPromote a child’s grade in High School
careers.promote InfluencerPromotion for the Style Influencer career
careers.promote MilitaryPromotion for the Military career
careers.promote PainterPromotion for the Painter career
careers.promote PartTime_BabysitterPromotion for the Babysitter job
careers.promote PartTime_BaristaPromotion for the Barista job
careers.promote PartTime_DiverPromotion for the Diver career
careers.promote PartTime_FastFoodPromotion for the Fast Food Employee job
careers.promote PartTime_FishermanPromotion for the Fisherman career
careers.promote PartTime_LifeguardPromotion for the Lifeguard job
careers.promote PartTime_ManualPromotion for the Manual Labor job
careers.promote PartTime_RetailPromotion for the Retail Employee job
careers.promote ScoutPromotion for the Scout career
careers.promote SecretAgentPromotion for the Secret Agent career
careers.promote SocialMediaPromotion for the Social Media career
careers.promote TechGuruPromotion for the Tech Guru career
careers.promote Teen_BabysitterPromotion for the Babysitter (teen job)
careers.promote Teen_BaristaPromotion for the Barista (teen job)
careers.promote Teen_FastFoodPromotion for the Fast Food Employee (teen job)
careers.promote Teen_LifeguardPromotion for the Lifeguard (teen job)
careers.promote Teen_ManualPromotion for the Manual Labor (teen job)
careers.promote Teen_RetailPromotion for the Retail Employee (teen job)
careers.remove_career {careername}Quit Career
Careers.retire {careername}Quit your career and receive a weekly pension

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Now go get that job you deserve! For more information on The Sims 4, check out our other guides here at Prima Games.

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