Bring On The Simoleons With The Sims 4 Promotion Cheat!

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Author: Nicole
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Climbing the ranks of the corporate ladder is much easier for your sim when you know promotion cheats!

Promotion Cheat

The Sims 4 has so many ways for your characters to make money these days. Crafting, freelancing, odd jobs, and retail sales are just a few examples, but for a lot of sims they earn a salary by going the classic part or full-time job route. These are the kind of jobs where your sims will go into a rabbithole (with the exception of Active Careers—but you can still send sims alone if you want) and in order to get promoted they need to meet certain goals and have a good level of Job Performance.

Job Screen

That’s all well and good if you have the time and patience for your sim to work their way up their career but if you want to promote your sim as quickly as possible for storytelling purposes or what-have-you, there’s a much faster way to do it: promotion cheats.

Promotion Cheats: Level Up That Career!

With the use of promotion cheats you can quickly get your sim to the job level or salary that you’re looking for, and it takes very little time to do! To promote your sim:

  1. Make sure your sim is in the career track that you want them promoted for. Using the cheat on an unemployed sim or one in a different job will not automatically pull them over into the desired career.
  2. Enable cheats by opening the cheat bar and activating TestingCheats.
  3. Make sure your desired sim is the one currently selected, and enter the promotion cheat for their career track. If done correctly you will see the Promotion notification.
Promotion Message

You can enter the promotion cheat as many times as necessary to reach the career level you’re after, and your sim will earn all bonuses and career rewards for every level they’re been promoted to.

More on SNOOTYSIMS: Would you like to cheat your way into the gaming industry in Sims 4? If that’s so, then all you need is a few streamer career cheats!

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The Promotion Cheats

Every career track in The Sims 4 has its own code(s) for promotion and while they tend to follow the same general formula, it can vary so you’re better off copying & pasting from our table below:

Career TrackPack NeededPromotion Cheat
ActorGet Famouscareers.promote actor
AstronautBase Gamecareers.promote astronaut
AthleteBase Gamecareers.promote athlete
BabysitterBase Gamecareers.promote parttime_babysitter
BaristaBase Gamecareers.promote parttime_barista
BusinessBase Gamecareers.promote business
Civil DesignerEco Lifestylecareers.promote civildesigner
ConservationistIsland Livingcareers.promote conservationist
CriminalBase Gamecareers.promote criminal
CriticCity Livingcareers.promote critic
CulinaryBase Gamecareers.promote culinary
DetectiveGet To Workcareers.promote detective
DiverIsland Livingcareers.promote parttime_diver
DoctorGet To Workcareers.promote doctor
EducationDiscover Universitycareers.promote education
EngineerDiscover Universitycareers.promote engineer
EntertainerBase Gamecareers.promote entertainer
Fast Food EmployeeBase Gamecareers.promote parttime_fastfood
FishermanIsland Livingcareers.promote parttime_fisherman
Freelancer – ArtistBase Gamecareers.promote adult_freelancer_artist
Freelancer – Fashion PhotographerMoschino Stuffcareers.promote fashion_photographer
Freelancer – MakerEco Lifestylecareers.promote adult_freelancer_agency_maker
Freelancer – Paranormal InvestigatorParanormal Stuffcareers.promote paranormalinvestigator
Freelancer – ProgrammerBase Gamecareers.promote adult_freelancer_agency_programmer
Freelancer – WriterBase Gamecareers.promote adult_freelancer_agency_writer
GardenerSeasonscareers.promote adult_gardener
HandypersonFor Rentcareers.promote handyperson
Interior DecoratorDream Home Decoratorcareers.promote interior OR careers.promote deco
LawDiscover Universitycareers.promote law
LifeguardIsland Livingcareers.promote parttime_fisherman
Manual LaborerBase Gamecareers.promote parttime_manual
MilitaryStrangervillecareers.promote military
PainterBase Gamecareers.promote painter
PoliticianCity Livingcareers.promote activist
Retail EmployeeBase Gamecareers.promote parttime_retail
SalarypersonSnowy Escapecareers.promote corporateworker
ScientistGet To Workcareers.promote adult_active_scientist
Secret AgentBase Gamecareers.promote secretagent
SimfluencerHigh School YearsTeens careers.promote teen_simsfluencersidehustle
Adults careers.promote parttime_simsfluencersidehustle
Social MediaCity Livingcareers.promote socialmedia
Style InfluencerBase Gamecareers.promote styleinfluencer
Tech GuruBase Gamecareers.promote techguru
Video Game StreamerHigh School YearsTeens careers.promote teen_streamersidehustle
Adults careers.promote parttime_streamersidehustle
WriterBase Gamecareers.promote adult_writer

One thing to bear in mind when you’re using the promotion cheat is that eventually your sim might hit the point where they have to choose a branch of their chosen career track, but the cheat code should work the same for either available branch.

Note: You can use these same cheats to demote your sim in their career, by replacing “promote” with “demote” in the respective promotion cheat.


If you’re having trouble getting the promotion cheat to work, there are a few things to try.

  • Double check that your sim is already enrolled in the career track you want to promote them in, and that they are the sim you have selected when using the cheat.
  • Verify that TestingCheats is active.
  • Make sure you’re using the correct cheat. If you use a cheat for the wrong career your sim will not be promoted, and note that some of the cheats are different for Teens vs. Adults.

If you’re still having trouble, try installing the AllCheats Mod by TwistedMexi. This mod re-enables cheats that were previously usable but have since been deactivated by the developers. I can’t see why they would ever deactivate a career cheat, but you never know with EA!

In Conclusion

Doing well in your career isn’t always a predictor for being promoted, unfortunately, but for our sims their career tracks are predictable and (usually) stable. If you think your sim is due for a promotion or you just want to bump them up anyway, a promotion cheat is the quickest and easiest way to go. Have you used promotion cheats before? Did you run into one that didn’t work? Let us know in the comments section, and enjoy raking in all those extra simoleons!

Your Author: Hi! I'm Nicole

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I've been playing The Sims since the first game launched way back in 2000 and have been using CC for over 20 years. As a creative person with an interest in design, The Sims games have always been a great outlet for me whether I'm creating a cool sim, trying a new build style, or dabbling in CC making. The Sims really is a wonderful medium for all sorts of creative outlets and I'm happy to share my enthusiasm with other like-minded players!

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