The Sims 4 Business Career Guide

 

Business Career

The Sims 4 Business Career is one of ten careers available in the game. The business career is tough, unrewarding and difficult in the beginning. And with one single exception, the whole career will always have you working 5 days a week, 8 hours a day and never on the weekends.
 
The two skills that dominate this career are Logic and Charisma and the promotion requirements are pretty gentle for the base career track. The two skills can be developed at the same time by having your Sim play chess with another and actively talk to them while they play. Leaving home with an energized moodlet in the beginning is best achieved with a brisk shower right before work. The real hassle around your neck for this career is the daily task “Fill Out Reports”. This interaction takes approximately 3 full Sim hours to complete. Your Sim gets no need increases, builds no skill points and has a fairly high chance to finish the action with a ‘bored’ moodlet. Fitting this corporate unpaid overtime into your day is tough, but critical if you want to advance your performance meter.
 

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The last two levels of the base track change, requiring a confident mood for job improvement. This is easily obtained by brushing your teeth before going to work. Once confidence becomes a business career requirement, you gain access to a helpful new interaction: “Give Career Advice”. Performing this interaction successfully will leave your Sim with a +2 confident moodlet, which will help ensure they are confident when they head to work. The career splits when your Sim reaches the 7th level.
 
The Management Branch continues the need for confidence. The promotion requirements now become steeper. Logic and Charisma are still the two stars of the show, but Charisma becomes the focus. Luckily the reward objects provide both powerful environmental and confident aura items, allowing you  to easily make a confidence room where you can build up your charisma skill faster. Of the two branches, management makes more money at the top level. It’s daily task “Make Business Calls” is a welcome departure from filling out reports as it only takes 1 Sim hour to perform. It can yield a +2 confident or +2 Embarrassed moodlet depending on if your Sim makes the sale or not. Make Business calls cannot be done on the weekend.
 

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The Investor Branch shifts the focus to Logic, with reward items giving more focus. For the investor track, the ideal mood is focused and it requiring more logic than charisma to progress. The “Research Stocks” interaction is very similar to the fill out reports interaction, as it also takes several Sim hours to perform each day. It is yet unknown if it helps your chances of making when doing the “Invest in Stocks” interaction. The final level makes more per hour than management but less per week as they only have to work 4 days a week.
 
 

Suggested Aspirations

Management Branch: Friend to the World, Fabulously Wealthy, Serial Romantic
 
 
Investor Branch: Chief of Mischief, Nerd Brain, Fabulously Wealthy, Serial Romantic

 
 

Suggested Traits

Management Branch: Self-Assured, Outgoing, Snob, Cheerful
 
 
Investor Branch: Genius, Geek, Snob, Cheerful

 
 
 

Business Career

Level
Title
§/Per Hour
Schedule
Daily Earnings
Ideal Mood
Daily Tasks & Promotion Requirements
Rewards
1
Mailroom Technician
§16
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri

(9am-5pm)
§128
Energized
Fill Out ReportsGossip About Office Romances
2
Office Assistant
§20
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri

(9am-5pm)
§160
Energized
Fill Out Reports
Level 2 Charisma
§130 Bonus, Desk Nameplate, Office Assistant CAS Parts
3
Manager's Assistant
§23
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri

(9am-5pm)
§184
Energized
Fill Out Reports
Level 2 Charisma
Level 2 Logic
§156 Bonus, S.A.L.E.S. Award, Imitate Boss
4
Assistant Manager
§35
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri

(9am-5pm)
§280
Energized
Fill Out Reports
Level 3 Charisma
Level 2 Logic
§187 Bonus, Brag About Job Title
5
Regional Manager
§53
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri

(9am-5pm)
§424
Confident
Fill Out Reports
Level 4 Charisma
Level 2 Logic
§281 Bonus, Pie Chart Presentation, Business Suit CAS Parts, Offer Career Advice
6
Senior Manager
§75
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri

(9am-5pm)
§600
Confident
Fill Out Reports
Level 4 Charisma
Level 4 Logic
§527 Bonus, Tiny Tranquility Zen Garden

 
 
 

Management Branch

Level
Title
§/Per Hour
Schedule
Daily Earnings
Ideal Mood
Daily Tasks & Promotion Requirements
Rewards
7
Vice-President
§90
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri

(10am-6pm)
§720
Confident
Make Business Calls
Level 6 Charisma
Level 5 Logic
§746 Bonus, Executron Executive Desk Throne, Make Business Calls
8
President
§134
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri

(10am-6pm)
§1,072
Confident
Make Business Calls
Level 8 Charisma
Level 6 Logic
§1,074 Bonus, Executron Bookshelf, Senior Management Suit CAS Parts
9
CEO
§201
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri

(10am-6pm)
§1,608
Confident
Make Business Calls
Level 10 Charisma
Level 8 Logic
§1,612 Bonus, Executive Guest Chair
10
Business Tycoon
§375
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri

(10am-6pm)
§3,000
Confident
N/A§2,417 Bonus, Executron Executive Desk

 
 
 

Investor Branch

Level
Title
§/Per Hour
Schedule
Daily Earnings
Ideal Mood
Daily Tasks & Promotion Requirements
Rewards
7
Futures Trader
§112
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri

(8am-4pm)
§896
Focused
Research Stocks
Level 5 Charisma
Level 6 Logic
§746 Bonus, Executron Personal Stock Ticker, Research Stocks, Invest in Stocks
8
Hedge Fund Manager
§145
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri

(8am-4pm)
§1,160
Focused
Research Stocks
Level 6 Charisma
Level 8 Logic
§1,343 Bonus, Executron Desk Pen Set, Senior Management CAS Parts, Give Fake Investment Tips
9
Corporate Raider
§218
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri

(8am-4pm)
§1,744
Focused
Research Stocks
Level 8 Charisma
Level 10 Logic
§1,746 Bonus, Chronos Magazine
10
Angel Investor
§406
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri

(8am-4pm)
§3,248
Focused
N/A§2,619 Bonus, Executron Executive Desk