Thursday, 22 March 2012

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The Sims Social Careers Guide

Ever wanted to be a musician? Or maybe a chef or an artist? In The Sims Social, you can now with BRAND NEW Careers! In this guide you will find a step by step walkthrough on how to climb the career ladder in Littlehaven!

Step 1: Click on the brand new careers icon!

You’ll see this as a button next to your Sim’s face in the bottom left hand corner of the screen. This is where you will always be able to access careers.

Step 2: Pick a career!

You have a choice of careers to pick from. Each one takes you on a different journey with different rewards to collect! You can move your mouse cursor over each reward to find out more about it



Step 3: Choose a job to do!

Earn simoleons and, more importantly, Career Points that help you work toward promotions, by completing jobs from your new chosen career.

All you have to do is select a job you want to perform and then make sure you’re back in time to collect the rewards.



In the meantime, you can close the window, but make sure you keep an eye on the icon next to your Sim’s head to see how much time remains.

When the appointment is ready, you’ll see the bag with a tick mark next to it.

Top Tip: Make sure you arrive for work in time! Punctual Sims get double Career Points!

Step 4: Go to Work!

Now, you can click on the “Go to Work” button. You will need to use 1 to 3 energy to activate this.



You will then see an animation of your Sim at work and your rewards appearing:



Notice that sometimes you’ll get a special collectible when you go to work! These “Career Tokens” are specific to each career. They are special because you can use them on special jobs.

This special job gives you a lot more coins and Career Points. Remember, these tokens will sometimes drop from doing other jobs in your career! So if you need more, book more tasks.


As you complete jobs, you’ll get better and better at it. Your mastery at a job is shown by the number of stars. 1 star means you’re pretty good, 2 you’re better yet and 3 you’re freaking amazing at this job. The reward for getting stars on each job is - of course! - more earnings. So you can get more Career Points and Simoleons for each mastered job.
Some jobs are special! You’ll need to collect tokens to be ready to do these special jobs but the rewards are super worth it! Arrive on time and the rewards are even better!

Step 5: Get Promoted!

As you earn Career Points, over time you’ll work your way up to a promotion! When you do, you’ll be presented with a quest to see if you’re ready to climb up the ranks in your chosen career!



DID YOU KNOW? If you have reached a quest promotion, you will still be able to book a job: just click on the jobs tab! However, you will not earn any Career Points. You must complete the quest promotion to continue to earn Career Points!

Each Career Level is divided into 3 Steps. So you will need to get promoted 3 times to get to the next Career Level. Look out for the I, II and III levels in each icon - this will tell you how far you’ve come in your current role before your big promotion!

When you get promoted, you’ll get the following prompt!



Upon getting promoted to a different Career Level (like from Air Guitarist to Karaoke Singer), you’ll earn special exclusive skill items, clothing, decoration items and even special skill-enhancing traits!

NEW Traits!

When you reach the 5th level of each Career, you will unlocks a new trait that you can use to earn more simoleons when you work on skills related to your career! So now working on your burger flips will help you earn more simoleons when you cook at home, too!

DID YOU KNOW?

… That even before you reach a promotion quest, you can preview the next promotion before you start it - AND see the reward? This is a great way to prepare! Just click the Promotions tab to see more!



Step 6: Work hard - PLAY hard!



Whether you’re on the fast track to becoming the greatest rock star of all time or you’re making use of your cooking talent, everyone will be doing something different! Tell your friends about your Sim’s ambitions and see who gets to reach the top of their careers first! 


This Guide was taken from the official Playfish forum and amended by The Sims Social Fansite.

43 comments:

  1. Awesome. It'll take me some time to get the hang of it, but I like it. I wish writing career was in this deal, but cool, I like the Musician one. <3

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  2. wow nice idea :)

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  3. Thanks for this Tutorial! It helped me a lot :)

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  4. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for finally spelling it out for us with pictures too :D We we're going nuts trying to figure it out ourselves & other sites just weren't explaining, well, anything. Thanks again for being the best.

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  5. i didnt get my gift object for the cooking level one promotion

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  6. I'm still confused but i will get used to it...hopefully!

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  7. I wonder if it's gonna be 80% musicians, 10% artists, 10% cooks... Or it's gonna be even more musicians. lol

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  8. Unmusical Rocker22 March 2012 at 21:25

    Thanks for the guide ... I'm still kind of confused though. Is there a way to switch careers without completing ALL of the career levels in a given "job"?

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  9. Thanks for the guide. It's a big help.
    My only issue I have so far is the fact it jumps from 10 minutes to 2 hours. Id like to have seen an option for 3 minutes or 1 hour in between.

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  10. How I wish that they'd also provide some careers fit for athletic sims such as a football player, basketball player, and other popular sports careers that would surely be fit for them.

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  11. Another thing in the sims that i don`t have the time to do
    But you can pay real money to do it EA is getting to be all about the money and not the game

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  12. I don't seem to be getting any stars for completing anything.

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  13. I've mastered the 10min career (3 stars), and the post shared upon that giving away 100 social points to frens who click it!

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  14. I notice that to get promoted you need to earn skill levels, like for example, for the Chef, you need to earn 10 skill levels. What if you have completed all your cooking skill items? The only think I do not have is the black microwave, which cost sims cash and with only getting 2 every 5 days, that may take some time to get!

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  15. Would love them to actually IMPLEMENT doing actions on the TV to produce CULTURE (for artist)

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  16. Best SimSocial quests ever, i wish new careers coming: Athlete ,Writer & Creative

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  17. Does anyone know how to "Wash Forks and Spoons" for the Chef Career, Dish Washer promotion???????????????

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  18. I am supposed to implement culture points from my TV. Sadly this appears to be impossible. A glitch?

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  19. same problem here. How can I wash forks and spoons for the Chef career? Thanks.

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  20. oh I got it now. Do the 10 mins job. to wash forks and spoons and get back at the right time.

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  21. How do you practice scales 5 times? I have clicked on every musical instrument I have and the option isn't appearing =(

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    1. to practice sclales do the 10 min job 5x. i was confused at first too, but just exit the promotion tab by going to "jobs" and then practice scales 5x thats the first job the ten minute one... hope that helps

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    2. Okay but that IS the 10 minute job. To practice scales 5x. But you still can't do it on any of the instruments. I've tried and it's not coming up at all.

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  22. Actually, I've the same problem here. Practise scales 5 times? Okay, I will, if I would know how?!

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  23. Having the same issue with the scales ^

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  24. I can't figure out the Practice Scales, either. It is the very first level on the cheap guitar. I tried doing it, but it still doesn't work. Any help on figuring this out?

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  25. when you get to the end of the second promotion in chef, you need to do a job three times (sell burgers at the fair job 3x) and each time you select that job, you must spend 5 career tokens.

    that is 15 career tokens and they do not drop often at all. the higher up jobs that take more time will drop them more often, but i just did a 12 hr. job and it didn't drop.

    i've already gotten to the "promotion" point, so i'm not earning any credit toward my next promotion, just spinning my wheels stuck in burger flipping hell.

    it will take WEEKS to get 15 tokens. this is not fun...in a game, you shouldn't have to work as long as in real life to get promoted from burger flipper. :(

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  26. can pleae anyone tell me how to wash forks and spoons for the chef carrer? confused... :)

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    1. where it has 10 mins, or 12 hours or 1 day in the jobs.
      it should be in 10 mins it should say wash forks and spoons, hopefully that works :)

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    2. I had the same problem, thank you very much.. :D

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  27. i cannot go back to the 10mins job to wash forks and spoon. it's stuck in career quest window, no possible ways to go back or do the quest to get promotion. Glitch?

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  28. Go to Career quest, to jobs sheet and repeat the 10 minute job.

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  29. cant practice scales either!where do i find instrument to do it on?

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  30. i cannot practice my scales :/
    guess musicians won't ever get promoted lawls

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  31. Can we get an updated version of this? One that is expanded to include the requirements of each promotion and it's rewards?

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  32. How can I get rocker career tokens please? To get my next promotion, I need to compete in 2 Karaoke battles which means I need 10 career tokens (5 for each time) I only have 2 so far... how can I get more????

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  33. Anonymous, who has got to the Karaoke level, how did you do that Scales thing?

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  34. Yes you can get promoted when it means pratice scales click on the promotion/job area go under jobs and click on the 10 minute one and click the one that says practice scales come back in 10 minutes do the job on time and repeat another 4 times :D

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  35. I suggest spending request assistance at the level of work as a musician when he says that I have 7 times to do not understand my points and I suggest a short video of each work step by step as a guide to explain but I have a week standing in that I can not get through level lalomena

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  36. Do we actually need to click on item/object to complete the task eg Wash forks and spoons or by having the window open with the time remaining ensure that we complete the task? Do we have to spend Simcash to complete these or does just automatically happen once you've spent the simleons? Thanks guys!

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  37. i have reached the first bonus stage it is a +6 bonus on all art skill items (i chose the art path) has anyone gotten to stage 2 or 3 yet and what are their bonuses?

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  38. Have started level 5 of chef career and the promotion for the first part says 'Coming Soon'.
    Im now on level 5 stage 2. All i need for promotion is Level 100 cooking(im skill level 219) and collect 16 chef tokens which i can get in a few days. But the promotion gift says 'Coming Soon' again.
    Have activated the chef trait but you need to be on level 9 to get the next trait promotion.
    Does anyone know whats happening with the gift or whats happening with the levels???????

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