I'd like to work in Australia (Either Bristbane or Sydney). I have a BS in Computer Science and work experience. I have save enough money to cover the cost of travel and other such expenses, and I have a passport.
What I need now is a work visa. My question is, should I try to get a visa before applying for jobs? From my research, I came to understand that I should get a sponsorship from an employer interested in hiring me. Is that right? Several applications have asked if I am eligible to work in Australia (am I a citizen or do I have a visa).
Edit: What I've already found.
If you have skills or qualifications that Australia needs, you can be sponsored by an employer or invited to apply for a visa by the Australian Government.
You can also apply for a visa if you want to participate in a specific professional, cultural or social activity in Australia.
This basically says I can either get sponsored, or apply on my own. My question isn't so much what my options are, but what potential employers prefer/require. If I apply for a job through the regular channels, do employers expect me to already be eligible for work? Or are they open to providing sponsorship?