I was recently interviewed by a giant software consulting firm. There were around 8 rounds of interview over phone and face-to-face spanned over 45 days. I attended the last round termed as salary negotiation discussion with HR 2 weeks ago and HR confirmed me that the offer letter will be released within a week. Since then there has been no response from the company's side neither did I follow up with the HR. Should I call the HR to inquire about current status of my application? I ask this because I'm being asked to refrain from doing that by my seniors. The reason put forth was that a slightest urgency shown from my side would be considered as my desperation to get a job, hence will adversely affect the offered salary. Next, since it is a big MNC so processing and approvals before issuing an offer letter takes time, so I should wait. Please guide.
Should I call the HR to inquire about current status of my application?
And in the future, always leave an interview (or negotiation) with the question "What is the next step?" If the response is something like "We'll send you an offer letter" you can then ask "when".
In my mind, you are simply trying to make sure that something didn't get lost in the mail (or email), and not acting desperate. As long as you ask only once, it should be fine.