It sounds something like you're interviewing possible candidates for the matron/patron opening & have received a couple of resumes to verify.
When working with a deity exclusively we adopt their symbolism for expressing devotion. They will use their own signs & symbols in nature, synchronicity, dreams & our prayer-meditations to direct our attention here & there. Researching their mythology & attributes is one way to get to know their symbols. Deities can change when they feel they've conveyed what we need to know. Each will bring to the forefront of our personality the traits we need to develop. That is the magical significance of working with a deity. They aren't errand runners & favor grantors in the magical context.
Religious experiences are another matter. Spirituality is also developed thru a working relationship (prayer is hard work at times) & sometimes they teach deeper meanings to reality than the surface appearances. It's very individual & relies on love/trust relationship. Trust evolves to love & love nurtures trust, so on & so forth & it becomes companionship at the soul level & our identity. Which flips back to bringing to the forefront of personality the traits we need which is deity itself & slips off into the mystical realm.
So-o, if you feel you've been contacted you respond in that deity's symbolic language in little ways like using colors, stones, animal images, toy-or-facsimile weapons & tools associated with the deity. Just as example, we'd easily recognize Thor's hammer as his "sign" & could use a photo, a pendant or a scale-model to full size replica placed prominently in sacred space when addressing Him, & Thor's-day is Thursday so it might be a good time to dial-up. There are deity correspondence lists in books (the Farrar's wrote one for goddesses & one for gods) & websites to consult.