So you’ve used skills cheats in The Sims 4, but your Sim just is not getting where you want them to be. If you want to resort to Sims 4 career cheats, that’s okay. We are not going to judge. These are actually some of the easier Sims 4 cheats to use, because the options are not as varied as the skills cheat, for example.
If you are new to using cheats, you might want to read our starter guide to Sims 4 cheats. We’ll explain everything about career cheats as clearly as possible, but it might be a useful references for newbies.
Career cheats for The Sims 4: What can you do?
There are a few basic Sims 4 career cheats available. All of these are useful if you want your Sim to follow a specific storyline, but you do not have the time to go through the whole work-performance-get-promoted mission.
Career cheats can help you refine your Sim’s story or help them earn that promotion much faster. There are four basic career cheats used in The Sims 4. These are:
- Add career
- Remove career
Career cheats are also used to cheat school performance for younger Sims. They follow the same syntax as the career cheats.
The first part of our Sims 4 career cheats guide will deal with the basic syntax for entering cheats. We will also list the full cheat variant for each career to make it super easy for you to copy and paste your cheat codes and get your Sim ahead in the game.
Remember to turn cheats on first
Before you enter your cheat codes, you need to open what is known as the “cheats dialogue box” or the “cheats console”. To get started with Sims 4 cheats, press CTRL+SHIFT+C on your keyboard if you’re using a PC. To open The Sims 4 cheats console on a Mac, press CMD+SHIFT+C.
Now you need to actually turn the cheats on. That’s the easy part. In the cheats box, simply type testingcheats on. Sometimes this doesn’t work and you have to type testingcheats true instead. You’ll know you’ve done it correctly when the dialogue box tells you “Cheats are enabled” .
Sims 4 career cheats to get promoted
As the name states, this cheat is used to quickly promote a Sim without needing to meet the requirements. This can be useful for many reasons.
Maybe you lost a save file or maybe you have a specific storyline in mind for an elder Sim and you want them to reach their full career potential before Grim comes to visit.
Whatever your reason for wanting to use Sims 4 career cheats to get promoted, it is super simple.
Once you have turned cheats on, you just have to enter Careers.promote into the cheats console. Make sure the Sim whose career you want to cheat is selected when you do this.
So, for example, if you wanted to promote your Sim in the athlete career, you would enter Careers.promote athletic into the cheats console and be promoted.
Sims 4 career cheats for quick, multiple promotions
All you have to do is repeat the cheat code for promotion as many times as you like. Your Sim will rise through the ranks without even needing a single skill. Yeah, we know… it doesn’t feel right, but that’s why it’s called cheating.
Careers that have multiple words should not have any spaces. The only space is after the initial cheat syntax, for example: Careers.promote secretagent.
There are some cases, specifically in the freelance career branches, where the cheat code will require an underscore.
|Career||Cheat to promote your Sim|
|Scientist (see notes)||careers.promote adult_active_scientist|
|Secret Agent||careers.promote secretagent|
|Social Media||careers.promote socialmedia|
|Style Influencer||careers.promote styleinfluencer|
Note: If you do not have the Strangerville pack, the cheat code might just be: careers.promote scientist
Career cheats to demote your Sim
The opposite is also true for Sims 4 career cheats. Sometimes you might not want a happy ending to your Sim story. The demote career cheat works in the exact same way as the promote one – simply replace promote with demote in the syntax as found below.
It is important to note that you cannot demote your Sim back beyond careers with chosen branches.
|Career||Cheat to demote your Sim|
|Scientist (see notes)||careers.demote adult_active_scientist|
|Secret Agent||careers.demote secretagent|
|Social Media||careers.demote socialmedia|
|Style Influencer||careers.demote styleinfluencer|
Sims 4 cheats for adding or removing careers
These cheats are not used often, but if you would like to quickly add or remove a career for the selected Sim, you can use the Careers.add_career cheat to add a career or Careers.remove_career cheat to remove it. The remove career cheat will just make your Sim instantly quick their current career.
This career cheat is a bit risky though and can sometimes cause games to crash. If you are going to use this cheat, make sure you have your save file backed up.
It is much easier and safer to just use the promote career cheats if you want to get your Sim to a specific level of a job. We have included the list of these Sims 4 career cheats below, however, we do not recommend using these. As with all cheats in the game, you use all of them at your own risk.
|Career||Cheat to add career||Cheat to remove career|
|Activist||careers.add_career activist||careers.remove_career activist|
|Actor||careers.add_career actor||careers.remove_career actor|
|Adult||careers.add_career adult||careers.remove_career adult|
|Artist||careers.add_career adult_freelancer_artist||careers.remove_career adult_freelancer_artist|
|Astronaut||careers.add_career astronaut||careers.remove_career astronaut|
|Athletic||careers.add_career athletic||careers.remove_career athletic|
|Business||careers.add_career business||careers.remove_career business|
|Civildesigner||careers.add_career civildesigner||careers.remove_career civildesigner|
|Conservationist||careers.add_career conservationist||careers.remove_career conservationist|
|Criminal||careers.add_career criminal||careers.remove_career criminal|
|Culinary||careers.add_career culinary||careers.remove_career culinary|
|Detective||careers.add_career detective||careers.remove_career detective|
|Doctor||careers.add_career doctor||careers.remove_career doctor|
|Education||careers.add_career education||careers.remove_career education|
|Engineer||careers.add_career engineer||careers.remove_career engineer|
|Entertainer||careers.add_career entertainer||careers.remove_career entertainer|
|Gardener||careers.add_career adult_gardener||careers.remove_career adult_gardener|
|Law||careers.add_career law||careers.remove_career law|
|Maker||careers.add_career adult_freelancer_agency_maker||careers.remove_career adult_freelancer_agency_maker|
|Military||careers.add_career military||careers.remove_career military|
|Painter||careers.add_career painter||careers.remove_career painter|
|Programmer||careers.add_career adult_freelancer_agency_programmer||careers.remove_career adult_freelancer_agency_programmer|
|Scientist (see notes)||careers.add_career adult_active_scientist||careers.remove_career adult_active_scientist|
|Scout||careers.add_career scout||careers.remove_career scout|
|Secret Agent||careers.add_career secretagent||careers.remove_career secretagent|
|Social Media||careers.add_career socialmedia||careers.remove_career socialmedia|
|Style Influencer||careers.add_career styleinfluencer||careers.remove_career styleinfluencer|
|Techguru||careers.add_career techguru||careers.remove_career techguru|
|Writer||careers.add_career adult_freelancer_agency_writer||careers.remove_career adult_freelancer_agency_writer|
|Writer||careers.add_career adult_writer||careers.remove_career adult_writer|
Sims 4 cheats to improve school performance
- To raise a child’s school performance use: Careers.promote Gradeschool
- To raise a teen’s school performance use: Careers.promote Highschool
- To lower a child’s school performance use: Careers.demote Gradeschool
- To lower a teen’s school performance use: Careers.demote Highschool