Getting Ahead More Quickly in Sims 4

    Sims 4 offers you the chance to be someone else while living in the modern world. The goal of the game is to have fun as your character interacts with others. However, parts of it may duplicate the tedium of real life too closely, as in having to monotonously follow the same steps needed to increase skills and job levels. If you want to focus on the excitement of the game and avoid the time-consuming grind, try some of these cheat codes to raise your levels.



    You can only enter the codes through the Cheat Console. To display this dialog box, press CTRL+SHIFT+C if you’re on a PC or COMMAND+SHIFT+C if you’re on a Mac. You can then turn on cheat mode by entering either “testingCheats true” or “enable testingCheats” along with one of the skill codes below. To apply the code to a particular character, select him or her.


    To advance a skill, enter the command Stats.set_skill_level (skillname) (level) where (skillname) is one of the following skills and (level) is the level you want from 1 to 10. For example, Stats.set_skill_level Major_Violin 5 increases the violin skill to 5.

    • Major_Bartending (Mixology)
    • Major_Charisma
    • Major_Comedy
    • Major_Fishing
    • Major_Gardening
    • Major_GourmetCooking
    • Major_Guitar
    • Major_Handiness
    • Major_HomestyleCooking
    • Major_Logic
    • Major_Mischief
    • Major_Painting
    • Major_Piano
    • Major_Programming
    • Major_Reaping?
    • Major_RocketScience
    • Major_VideoGaming
    • Major_Violin
    • Major_Writing


    To advance a career by one, enter Careers.promote (careername) where (careername) is one of the following careers. For example, Careers.promote Astronaut advances a character in the Astronaut career.

    • Astronaut
    • Criminal
    • Culinary
    • Entertainer
    • Painter
    • SecretAgent
    • TechGuru
    • Writer

    If, for some reason, you want to demote a character’s career, use the command Careers.demote (careername) with one of the previous career names.


    While kids do not normally have careers, you can increase their performance in school. Use the following commands to increase the grade of a child or teen, respectively. Each command increases performance by one letter grade.

    Careers.promote Gradeschool
    Careers.promote Highschool

    Child skills are increased with the same command as for adults: Stats.set_skill_level (skillname) (level). However, the following child skills apply to (skillname):