I was reading these three WPSE links (1,2,3) about providing a GitHub profile when applying for software development jobs and what you should include, but can it hurt your chances if the job isn't software development related?
I'm currently searching for data entry, office/file clerk type positions and most of the job descriptions involve interacting with programs from excel/access to a sophisticated database to enter data.
I've created a few scripts and utility programs in my spare time to automate certain tasks related to my hobbies and they're freely available on my GitHub profile.
Could I be seen as not a good fit for the job? or be seen as someone trying to do too much outside the job description?
I'm not trying to compensate by providing a GitHub profile because I failed to meet the job requirements. If I didn't provide a GitHub link, I wouldn't mind, because I do have previous experience and references.
Edit: When I say provide a link, I mean only a link and nothing more, example, at the top of my resume, I have this:
first and last name address phone number email address GitHub link
I don't have a section on my resume talking about my projects on GitHub. If any hiring manager is interested they can click the link(most of my submissions are online), if not, they don't have to read through a section that they aren't interested in or see as irrelevant.